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African American girl smiling with her soccer team Posted By: CHKD
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Helping Young Athletes Avoid Burnout, Injuries

Despite the physical and mental health benefits of organized sports participation, 70 percent of kids quit by the time they reach 13. Find out how parents, coaches, and clinicians can help kids avoid injuries and burn out. Read full post>>

Teen holding their broken arm in a cast Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Dr. Cara Novick
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Six Signs Your Child Has a Fracture

If you think your child has a broken bone, seek care from a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Here are six common signs your child has a fracture. Read full post>>

Young athlete in hands-on-knees posture to promote performance recovery. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Kathryn Ansel, PT, DPT
Friday, October 29, 2021

Performance Recovery: Check Your Posture

The hands-on-knees posture has been proven to be the best posture to promote performance recovery after a workout. Find out why in this blog. Read full post>>

Young woman meditating. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Kellie Gilmartin MSEd, ATC
Friday, October 1, 2021

Rest and Active Recovery: An Important Step for All Athletes

Rest and recovery days allow an athlete’s body to perform at its best and should be part of any workout plan. These signs can indicate the need for a rest day. Read full post>>

Young student watching lesson online and studying from home. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Lauren Hartsfield, PT, DPT
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Home Desk Tips for Improved Posture

Many kids are spending several hours sitting at a desk in front of a tablet or computer. Ensure your child’s home setup promotes good posture with these tips. Read full post>>

Male high school basketball player. Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Jennifer Eda, MSAT, LAT, ATC
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

All Pain, No Gain: Stop Ignoring Injuries

When an athlete ignores pain, it can cause injuries that follow them for the rest of their lives. Prevent sports-related injuries in your child with these tips. Read full post>>