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Preventing Overuse Injuries In Youth Athletes

Daily Voice Bronxville features a bylined article by Michelle Shafiro, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, physical therapist at HSS, on how to prevent overuse injuries in youth athletes.

Shafiro wrote the best ways to safeguard children against overuse injuries are rest and sport diversification. She explained The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 1-2 days off per week from a sport to decrease the likelihood for injuries, and to take three non-consecutive months off from a sport per year to allow for adequate physical and physiological recovery. Additionally, Shafiro noted delaying specialization until late adolescence may lead to a higher chance of accomplishing athletic goals and also provides a greater chance of lifetime sports involvement, lifetime physical fitness and the possibility of elite sports participation.

Read the full article at Dailyvoice.com.