Prevention of Skating Injuries
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Injuries Occur More
Frequently Than You Might Think
The number of sports related injuries involving children ages 5 through 14 years includes:
Source - OrthoInfo
There are two basic categories of injuries that regularly occur to the soft tissues (muscles and ligaments) and bones:
Prevention is the preferred way to confront health and injury issues. When an athlete first begins to experience problems, it is essential that a physician be consulted to perform prompt diagnoses and recommend a course of treatment that is essential in preventing an even more serious problem from developing.
Many athletes are reluctant to take off time from training to participate in a profession rehabilitation plan. Some athletes and even parents may elect to postpone surgery because the may not be able to complete that season. This decision can have life altering consequences.
All levels of skaters can experience physical injuries from participating in recreational and figure skating. Skater, parents, and coaches should become familiar with the following different health and injury topics.
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:
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