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Young boy swimming butterfly stroke for school sports. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Brent Morlock, LAT, ATC
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

At-Home Reaction Training for Youth Athletes

Researchers have discovered a few ways to decrease reaction times in athletes without on-field practice. Read at-home reaction training tips for young athletes. Read full post>>

Physical therapist smiling at her patient on crutches. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Richmond Letterio, PT, DPT
Monday, March 29, 2021

ACL Rehab: Jump-Start Recovery with Physical Therapy

Returning to sports after ACL reconstruction is a process. Read how physical therapy can help you get back in the game quickly and safely after ACL surgery. Read full post>>

Young women stretching before exercise. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Octavia Mathis M.Ed., ATC, VATL
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

More Than a Cramp: Athletes with Sickle Cell Trait

Sickle cell trait is a blood disorder in which a sickle cell gene is inherited from one parent with a normal gene from the other. Learn how it affects athletes. Read full post>>

Soccer players running and kicking a soccer ball. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Tyler Miller, MS, LPTA, CSCS, CES
Friday, March 12, 2021

Developing Acceleration Speed in Soccer Players

The ability to accelerate to full speed is important for all positions in soccer. The “medicine ball falling start” is a drill that can help build this skill. Read full post>>

Teenage friends wearing masks during softball practice. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Nicole Lloyd, PT, DPT, ATC
Monday, February 15, 2021

New Sports Recommendation: Cloth Face Coverings

Sports pose different levels of risk of COVID-19 exposure based on a variety of factors. Learn what experts recommend when playing sports during the pandemic. Read full post>>

Woman applying sticking plaster to little child's foot. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Deborah Fischi, LAT, ATC, MSEd
Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Tips to Prevent and Treat Blisters

Proper prevention and care of blisters can keep you active for as long as you'd like. Read for tips you and your kids can use to prevent and treat blisters. Read full post>>