Physical Therapy

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Skating injuries commonly occur during intense skating practices. Skaters at all levels need to be aware of symptoms that may signal serious long term health problems is ignored.

      "Tough it Out", "Suck it Up", "Skate through the Pain", etc. is not good advice and never should replace medical advice.

      Skaters commonly experience the following injuries:
The mission of U.S. Figure Skating is to provide programs to encourage
participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating.

Recommended Reading:


References:

What is Physical Therapy?   March 6, 2009 Physical therapy is evaluation and treatment to help you prevent injury or to help you recover from a disability.

Physical Therapy - KidsHealth  Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability.

Physical Therapists : Occupational Outlook Handbook April 6, 2012 Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their pain.

Sports Medicine - Physical Therapist: Education and Career  A sports physical therapist may spend time teaching preventative techniques to athletes, families, coaches and even other physical therapists.

Prevention of Injuries to Athletes

Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

   
   
Fitness Training Plans
Fitness Exercises
Fitness Components For All Ages
Exercising
Firehouse Fitness
Benefits of General Physical Preparedness
Fitness for Sports & Life Activities
Fitness Program Components
PDF  Sports Medicine Links

 

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