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Young boy with soccer ball giving a thumbs up. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Amy Swistak MSEd, VATL, ATC
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Thumb Injuries: Resist Urge to Pull

When you injure your thumb, your first instinct is to pull it. CHKD sports medicine shares why you should resist the urge to pull an injured thumb in this blog. Read full post>>

Teenager at school on a bike. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Tim McDonald, PT, MS, ATC
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Basic Bike Fitting Tips

The warmer temperatures that come with spring make it a great time to ride a bike. Use these tips when fitting your bike to your body to ensure a safe ride. Read full post>>

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>>