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Kids Who Delay ACL Reconstructive Surgery At Increased Risk of Other Knee Injuries

Young athletes who delay ACL reconstructive surgery more than 150 days after injury experience higher rates of other kinds of knee injuries, including medial meniscal tears, say a 2012 study.

Physical Therapy for the Injured Athlete: Why Body Symmetry Is So Important

Body symmetry is important because poor balance of such things as muscle tightness, stretch, bone length, pelvic rotation, and scapular positioning increases risk of injury and can hurt performance. 

Severs Disease: Symptoms and Treatment Of Heel Pain In the Growing Athlete

While heel pain in a young athlete can have a number of causes, one of the most common causes of heel pain in growing athletes between the ages 10 and 15 is Severs Disease.

Surgery For Torn ACL Requires Ligament Replacement

Surgical repair of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), says Lyle Micheli, M.D., Director, Division of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston, is "big surgery" requiring replacement of the ACL and lengthy rehabilitation before return to sports.

Preventing ACL Injuries In Female Athletes: Team Approach Worked

Working collaboratively, a team of physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, head coaches, and athletic trainers designed an ACL injury prevention program that has reduced the incidence of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among female athletes at the University of Pennsylvania, says the school's head athletic trainer, Eric Laudano, M.H.S., ATC.

Youth Basketball Injuries: Basic First Aid For Minor Injuries

Most injuries in youth basketball are minor and can be treated with simple first-aid. Finger sprains are common, but ankle and knee injuries, especially in Grades 1 through 6, are not. Here's some basic first aid advice from a longtime coach.

Overuse Injury: Too Much,Too Soon Causing Pain

Overuse injuries occur when an athlete does too much, too soon, causing pain, says Eric Laudano, head athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania.

No Pain, No Gain: A Bad Approach For Athletes

Athletes should work hard, but taking a no pain, no gain approach can turn a small problem into a big one, says physical therapist Patricia Ladis, because pain is the body's first line of defense against injury and a red flag that something is wrong which should not be ignored.

For Sports Injuries Consider An A.R.T. Provider or Chiropractor

William H. Caddoo, DC suggests that parents looking for someone to treat their child's soft tissue sports injury consider a doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or even athletic trainer certified in Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.®), and, that if they are looking for a doctor of chiropractic, they ask their child's pediatrician or friends for a recommendation.

Active Release Technique Effective In Treating Overuse And Soft Tissue Sports Injuries

William H. Caddoo, DC explains how Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.)®, a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique, can be used to effectively treat overuse injuries in growing athletes such as Sever's Disease and Osgood-Schlatter's, and other soft tissue sports injuries.
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