YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES
EVERY ATHLETE IS AT RISK
Over 2 million youth received treatment for sports-related injuries
of organized sports-related injuries occurs during practice
GIRLS are eight times more likely to have an ACL injury than boys
WHAT INJURIES HAPPEN WHEN ?
YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES
Sports injuries have sidelined many athletes for games, seasons, and worse, careers.
Injuries are common while participating in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities.
Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, and lack of conditioning are a few of the causes of sports injuries.
Fatigue and overuse are also significant contributors to an injury, and not excluding also the psychosocial aspects and dehydration that cause athletes to be prone to injuries.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Coping with sports injuries often requires physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy helps people rebuild strength and movement in parts of their body after an injury. Therapy can also help someone manage pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring problems.
Each sport carries its own risk of injury for the athlete.
Physical therapists are trained to help patients recover following an injury. As part of physical therapy, they can teach exercises, stretches, and techniques using specialized equipment to address problems.
WHY WHITE BAY PHYSICAL THERAPY IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER CLINIC?
Our approach is comprehensive, from the day of the injury to the day you return to play your favorite sport. Most of the other places only treat patients in the clinic and most likely they allow injured athletes return to practice or play without testing if you are ready to jump, sprint , cut , turn, fall. At White Bay P.T. we not only provide you care at our clinic but also we will take to the field to test that you have all the abilities required for a SAFE return to play and to prevent another injury.
The most important risk factor to having a sport injury is having a previous injury. That's why we put a lot of emphasis in injury prevention in our approach. When pain is gone and strength is comming back we teach the athletes injury prevention techniques for them to become better athletes than before the injury.
BUMPS AND BRUISES PROGRAM
Ensuring the injury is appropriatly assessed has become a key step in the road to recovery. At White Bay Physical Therapy, our Bumps and Bruises program can help direct you to the proper treatment for your athlete's injury, with the goal of a safe and quick return to sport.
Contusions, sprains, Muscle strains ( pulled muscle), heel pain.
Same day appointment !!! - No referral needed - One to one services - Fully equipped gym
Youth athletes are more susceptible to overuse injuries now than ever. According to Stop Sports Injuries, over half of all sports injuries in children and adolescents are due to overuse/ overtraining.
One reason why there is such a wave of overuse injuries in young athletes is specialization. As kids continue to focus on one sport vs. playing a different sport each season, overuse injuries have increased. This can result in muscle imbalances and inadequate rest, which can greatly increase the risk of injuries, such as muscle strains and ligament sprains, tendonitis, and stress fractures. Increased training schedules are another reason for overuse injuries. Many kids play on multiple teams, have private trainers and coaches, participate in several games during weekend tournaments, and are getting very little recovery time. Parents may mean well by providing kids with multiple opportunities to train and compete, but this can be counterproductive. Lack of adequate rest denies the body recovery time to repair injured tissues, resulting in tissue breakdown.
Most common injures are
Sever’s disease: Heel pain, which gets worse with activity. Sever's disease is another common area of pain in young soccer player (age 7 and older). It is a growth plate inflammation of the calcaneus (heel bone), which may mimic Achilles tendinitis.
Osgood-Schlatter disease: Pain, swelling below the kneecap: a painful bump where the patella (knee cap) tendon attaches to the tibia, or shin bone. The bump may be tender to the touch and look slightly larger than the opposite side. This can become inflamed by repetitive running or jumping which creates excessive pulling at the point of attachment.
Patellar tendinitis: Pain in the knee. This injury affects the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. The patellar tendon plays a pivotal role in the way you use your legs. Stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which your body attempts to repair. But as the tears in the tendon become more numerous, your body can't keep up, causing the inflammation in your tendon to worsen
Shin Splints: This is a “catch all” term for pain in the lower leg muscles. There will be soreness in the calf: This is diffused shin pain which is less focal than stress fracture. Typically, pain occurs after a sudden increase in the amount of running, or changes in running surfaces.
INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM
Did you know?
Knee ligament injury rates are 2-10 times higher in female athletes than in male athletes
A torn ACL can sideline an athlete for 6-12 months
Get screened for injury risks! Our Sports Injury Prevention Test evaluates strength, function, flexibility and body mechanics.
Get involved in a training program tailored to correct deficiencies noted in testing that not only increases muscular power and jump height, but also decreases impact forces at the knee.