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Sports Articles and Advice for Young Athletes

Crossing the finish line, scoring the goal, sticking the landing – sports can bring unforgettable moments to the lives of athletes. However, there is a lot of work required before reaching those exciting milestones. Our Sports medicine experts are here to support you every step, basket, flip or pirouette of the way.

Whether you’re an athlete, an athletic coach or a parent of an athlete, we have sports advice to help you succeed. From nutrition that will help fuel you for the game to information on how to treat concussions, our sports medicine experts are here to help.

Recent Sports Articles

Why Growth Plate Injuries Are a Risk for Young Athletes

Growth plates add length to the long bones of the arms and legs. During adolescence, when they’re growing fastest, they’re also most susceptible to injury.

Performance Enhancement in Youth Sports

Sports performance enhancement is different than performance-enhancing drugs. And actually, performance enhancement can provide several benefits for young athletes.

The Importance of Strength and Conditioning in Youth Sports

Mastery of strength and conditioning techniques at a young age can help athletes reduce their risk of injury and enhance their sports performance.

Diagnosing Sports Injuries with Orthopedic Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound machines are becoming an increasingly popular tool for orthopedic specialists, especially when it comes to diagnosing injuries in young athletes. The machine is a cost-effective alternative to MRI and CT.

Emotional Effects of Concussion

Along with the common physical symptoms of a concussion, young athletes may experience emotional changes. The emotional effects of concussions differ from patient to patient, which is why monitoring and proper care are so important. Learn more here.