Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

Law-Davis Chiropractic

Making Life Better



Children and Sports Injuries

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 1:05 AM

Participation in youth sports is not only booming, it’s something children are starting at earlier ages. According to Dynamic Chiropractic – The Chiropractic News Source, almost 75 percent of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organised sports, either at school or on a community team. This provides many benefits – learning to work together as a team, boosting confidence, building camaraderie, and consistent physical activity. Correspondingly, as participation increases, injuries increase.

Did you know that almost 40% of all children, teenager and adolescent injuries are sports-related? Injuries in the young athlete are often trivialised. They are usually asked or encouraged to "toughen up and play through the pain." This approach is not in the young athlete's best interest for the following reasons:

• It often leads to delayed healing and return to sports.

• It can turn an easily treatable injury into one that becomes difficult to treat.

• In some cases, it can result in a permanent injury that precludes sports participation.

A child has many physical stresses to deal with during their growing years, and problems in children's spines can occur at almost any point in their development and growth. Factors that will affect the likelihood of a child sustaining an injury are:

• Physical makeup of the child. The natural strength of our ligaments, soft tissues and spine varies from person to person. Other factors such as body weight, posture and even hormonal factors can have an influence.

• In contact sports, the physical maturity of the child compared to their opponents.

• Degree of supervision.

• Use of protective equipment.

• The amount of adequate warm-up.

• The amount of sport played.

Children will benefit greatly from regular spinal and extremity examinations and screenings. Instead of waiting for a painful injury to create a state of pain and instability, young athletes should practice early intervention strategies, introduced to them by their Chiropractor.

Whether providing prevention education, structural adjustments or recommending ways to prevent future injury, Chiropractors have an important role to play with children who are young athletes.

Towards Wellness

Benefits of Exercise

Exercise releases feel-good endorphins and it’s a hard feeling to beat. Twenty minutes of exercise a day or three to four hours per week is what you should be aiming for at the very least. If you’re in an exercise slump, consider ways to change your routine around. Find a fit buddy to motivate you to make those early morning classes, or go for a run or a brisk walk at lunchtime. You’ll get some time out of the office and work up a sweat. Winning!

Stretch of the Month

Lower Leg Stretch

The peroneal muscles run down the outside of the lower leg and are difficult to stretch and so often neglected in a stretching routine.

1. Sit in a chair with one ankle resting on the other knee.

2. With your hands, point the foot (plantarflex) and turn the sole of the foot upwards (invert).

3. Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply cluccew
7:16 AM on June 15, 2021 
prednisone for sale
Reply Braitty
6:46 PM on August 27, 2021 
Reply Cialis
3:42 AM on August 28, 2021 
Buy Amoxicillin Mexico
Reply is propecia safe
6:18 PM on August 28, 2021 
Propecia On Sale Pharmacy
Reply Kiziskfes
12:11 PM on August 29, 2021 - cheapest cialis online
Reply Accible
6:09 PM on August 29, 2021 - ivermectin for chickens
Reply Kiziskfes
3:59 PM on August 30, 2021 - buy cialis 5mg daily use
Reply Propecia
10:42 AM on August 31, 2021 
How To Last Long
Reply Meefale
5:07 PM on August 31, 2021 - finpecia fast delivery overnight
Reply Meefale
5:00 AM on September 1, 2021 
Reply PreeneHex
4:17 PM on September 4, 2021 
generic propecia uk
Reply Upliree
12:06 AM on September 5, 2021 
Reply axohype
6:26 PM on September 5, 2021 
buy cialis online reviews
Reply where can you buy viagra over the counter
10:24 AM on September 6, 2021 
Combivent Inhaler Without Prescription
Reply edulabs
7:53 AM on September 7, 2021 
best buy viagra
Reply PreeneHex
5:12 AM on September 8, 2021 
Reply Accible
4:34 PM on September 8, 2021 - can you buy stromectol over the counter
Reply Upliree
4:50 PM on September 8, 2021 - order viagra and cialis online
Reply buy cialis on line
10:07 AM on September 10, 2021 
Canadian Pharms
Reply Braitty
12:15 PM on September 10, 2021 
ivermectin pills online