A new international consensus position statement contains comprehensive guidelines on youth resistance training, and has been endorsed by 10 leading professional
organizations within the fields of sports medicine, exercise science,
designed resistance training programs can benefit youth of all ages,
with children as young as 5-6 years of age making noticeable improvements
in muscular fitness following exposure to basis resistance training
using free weights, elastic resistance bands and machine weights, saysa new international consensus statement.
Teens who have ACL reconstruction are more likely to demonstrate
osteoarthritic changes later in life, say researchers presenting to the
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day
in New Orleans on March 15, 2014.
Whether a child or teen has early ACL reconstructive surgery that experts recommend is more a function of their parent's insurance coverage and household income than strictly medical considerations, say researchers in a paper presented at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) 2014 Specialty Day in New Orleans.
Low intensity, long-duration aerobic exercise is typically prescribed for youth who are overweight or obese, but has a number of drawbacks compared to resistance training, says an international consensus of experts in a new international position statement.
Thinking about starting your child or teen in a resistance training program, but wondering whether it is a good idea? Not only is there no cause for concern, but, according to a new international consensus statement (Loyd RS, et al 2014), resistance training for children and adolescents has two major benefits: improved athletic performance and a positive effect on overall health.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association has released a new position statement on the management of sport concussion. The statement is an update to the NATA's original 2004 concussion guidelines and addresses education, prevention, documentation and legal aspects, evaluation and return-to-play considerations. In particular, the authors amended the return-to-play guidelines and now recommend no return on the day the athlete is concussed.
Some children and adolescents who have continue to report symptoms weeks
and months after suffering a concussion may be exaggerating or feigning
symptoms in order to get out of schoolwork or sports or for other
reasons unrelated to their injury, says a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
The medical community is largely unaware of national sports
preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) guidelines and only 11% of
athletes at US high schools are guaranteed to receive a PPE fully
consistent with the national standard, finds a 2014 study. The
findings come despite efforts to standardize the
screening process, and nearly unanimous public support for screening
by a qualified health care professional before participation in a
consistent manner across the country.