Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Young Athletes' Injury Rate on the Rise
While athletics are often an important part of a child's life, they sometimes can become too important. One example of this could be a young athlete who "overspecializes." That is, he/she focuses on one sport year-round. The trouble with this is that the same movement patterns are being executed repetitiously to the point where essential muscle groups may be inadequately activated. This repetitious process could lead to "overuse injury," an end result too many young athletes are experiencing in today's society of parent-driven athletics. Sadly, some of the parents want the kids to play more than the kids want to play.
To read about this topic, check out the article from this week's Boston Globe located here: http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2010/06/01/young_athletes_injuries_on_the_rise/