5 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are often participating in their favorite sport year-round. However, more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, like ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee and growth plate injuries in the shoulder and elbow.

IWS orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. Frank DiFazio provides these 5 injury prevention tips to help keep your young athlete off the sidelines:

  1. Talk with your young athlete

Make sure your young athlete understands that he or she should talk with you and seek help if experiencing pain or something that doesn’t feel right.

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IWS + H.A.I. in Family Fun Fair at Shanghai Center

IWS participated in the fourth annual Family Fun Fair at Shanghai Center, an event for families across the city promoting healthy & happy lifestyle in Shanghai. IWS works with Health Activity Initiative, a program tailored for kids aged 4 to 11 with focus on improving their overall physical and mental health by organizing weekly indoor and outdoor events.

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Rules to Prevent your Kids from Getting Injured in the Playground

Playgrounds are fun and exciting places for children to build dexterity, strength, endurance and learn how to make friends. Kids are quite inventive and sometimes use playground equipment in many different ways which are unsafe. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, more than 156,000 children under age 14 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries occurring on public playgrounds.

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