How can I prevent sports injuries?

Unless checkers is your child’s sport, sports injuries are almost inevitable. It’s possible, though, to reduce the incidence of sports injuries with some planning ahead. This can include a good pre-season physical, a conditioning program to get your child’s muscles warmed up and toned before the season starts, and a talk with your doctor or a nutritionist about an eating plan that will boost your child’s energy and alertness and keep both at steady levels throughout the season.

Physical therapy can be helpful to young athletes before the season starts, and can go a long way toward preventing sports injuries. A comprehensive and individualized conditioning program that addresses your child’s specific needs and encourages correct technique will both prepare your child for success and help prevent an injury in the future.

How can I help my child with a sports injury?

The physical therapists at CTS are trained in rehabilitating young people’s sports injuries, and work to restore function, reduce pain, and return the athlete safely to the sport. They also help keep athletes healthy and prepared with techniques to prevent future problems and enhance performance.

We see children with a broad range of sports injuries including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Overuse Injuries

These injuries can affect any body part including:

  • Shoulders
  • Elbows, wrists and hands
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Knees, ankles, and feet

If you have questions or concerns, please call CTS at 630-444-0077 to speak to a therapist or to speak to a client support specialist.