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Sports Related Injury

Sports Related Injury

⦁Have a pre-season health and wellness evaluation ⦁Perform proper warm-up and cool-down routines ⦁Consistently incorporate strength training and stretching ⦁Hydrate adequately to maintain health and minimize cramps ⦁Stay active during summer break to prepare for return to sports in the fall ⦁Wear properly fitted protective equipment, such as a helmet, pads, and mouthguard ⦁Tackle with the head up and do not lead with the helmet ⦁Speak with a sports medicine professional or athletic trainer if you have any concerns about football injuries or football injury prevention strategies

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⦁High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.1 ⦁Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students2 ⦁Although 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries occur during practice, one-third of parents do not have their children take the same safety precautions at practice that they would during a game.2 ⦁Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States.4 ⦁According to the CDC, more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable. ⦁Since 2000 there has been a fivefold increase in the number of serious shoulder and elbow injuries among youth baseball and softball players.4



⦁Falls⦁Overuse⦁New or incresed activityand⦁Concussion ⦁Overuse injuries⦁Heat injuries

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