April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of sports injuries in kids while also helping parents, coaches and student athletes learn how to avoid injuries.
More children are competing in sports than ever before! Approximately 2.6 million children per year (over 7,000 kids per day) receive emergency room care for sports-related injuries in the United States. 90% of student athletes have been injured while playing a sport. And every three minutes, a child is seen for a sport-related concussion. The likelihood of suffering a concussion while playing a contact sport increases by 19% per year of play. Concussions seem to be the most prevalent critical injury in youth athletes and require attention and awareness. Many of these sports-related injuries can be quite serious, interfering not just with the child’s ability to play sports, but also with their future development and well-being.
Take the time to review these safety tips and take the pledge to play it safe this season! Youth Sports Safety Tips:
In honor of National Youth Sports Safety Month, Elite’s professional training staff will be offering this assessment COMPLIMENTARY to all current, new clients or athletes, and even physical therapy patients for the entire month of April! This will include the Functional Movement Screen, Y-Balance Test, and other objective functional tests as appropriate. Using the data collected from these tests, we will produce a ‘Client Injury Risk Summary Report‘ to demonstrate both areas of strength and areas for improvement. We will also compare your injury risk to your age-matched peers. In addition, you will be provided with corrective exercises to help improve your movement patterns and decrease your injury risk.
NOW is the perfect time to be assessed by Elite!
Injury Risk Assessments must be scheduled in advance.
Please call us at 774-215-5401 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your assessment TODAY!