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Kids stretching at home during the COVID-19 pandemic Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Charlie Wise, MS, ATC, VATL
Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Using Exercise to Maintain Mental Health

The mood-boosting benefits of exercise are needed more than ever. Help your child or student-athlete protect their mental health by encouraging a daily exercise routine. Read full post>>

Shot of a focused young little boy browsing on a digital tablet and wearing headphones while relaxing on the couch at home Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, John Knaul, MS, LAT, ATC
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Pain

Chronic neck and shoulder pain. Tension headaches. If your child has these symptoms, they could be caused by poor posture. Our sports medicine physicians can help. Read full post>>

Closeup of girl sitting on sofa holding her ankle Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Laura Clarke MEd, ATC
Thursday, August 13, 2020

At-Home Exercises to Strengthen Ankles

Strong ankles are essential for many different sports. If this is a problem area for you, try these simple ankle-strengthening exercises at home. Read full post>>

Teenage Boy Sleeping Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Rose Schirle
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Concussion Care: Sleep Vital to Healing

Getting enough sleep and following medical instructions after a concussion can help manage post-concussion symptoms. Read full post>>

Teen Girl running from the rain with umbrella after a Game of Rugby Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Seth Ireland LAT, ATC, ITAT
Friday, July 24, 2020

Athletics and Lightning: Know Before You Go

In southeastern states, storms can be dangerous due to strong winds and lightning. These tips can help you prepare for lightning during an athletic event. Read full post>>

Sporty teen drinking water after exercise Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Martha Mansfield
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Rest and Recovery

As an athletic trainer and educator, I see many student-athletes struggle to maintain a healthy balance in their lives. Making time for rest and recovery is key. Read full post>>