By: David Piskulic, DPT, SCS, ATC/L
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Physical Therapy
It’s summer time! And that means several things…no school, sunshine, and lots of America’s favorite pastime: baseball. Participation in youth baseball leagues and youth sports in general has increased significantly in recent years. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in sports related injuries. In fact, 3.5 million children under the age of 14 are seen annually for sports related injuries.
Youth throwing injuries have been a particular area of increased concern. Injuries that were normally seen in professional athletes are being seen in our young athletes. The link to the article below discusses the current environment of youth participation in baseball and its implications towards injury. There is also a free handout with pitch type, pitch count, and rest recommendations for youth baseball players to help prevent some of these injuries.
Click here to continue: http://www.medbridgeeducation.com/blog/2015/12/sports-participation-for-the-pediatric-thrower-how-much-is-too-much/
This blog is written by the physicians and clinicians of the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Topics will include common sports-related injuries, concussions, sports anxiety, injury prevention techniques and more. We encourage your comments and feedback.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Sports Participation for the Pediatric Thrower
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Labels: baseball, David Piskulic, injury prevention, kids and sports, little league, overhead throwing, overuse, physical therapy, St. Louis Children's Hospital, throwing injuries, young athlete, Young Athlete Center
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