San Diego Figure Skating Communications
& Injury Free
Reducing Injury Prophecy
There is no magic way to guarantee that someone will always be healthy and injury free. However, it is possible to improve the odds in our favor by participating in a healthy life style by eating habits that keep our weight under control, participate in fitness activities, not smoking, and restrict or alcohol consumption. Another important element is avoiding risky behavior by not taking unnecessary risks, especially those that have the potential to end in unfortunate and preventable accidents.
Obviously we should never participate in 12 mile marathon with out previous training to prepare for running shorter distances. Similar decisions include other activities such as:
Extreme and X Game Sports
A sport is considered extreme if it features high rates of speed, heights, dangers, high levels of physical exertion, highly specialized gear, or spectacular stunts. Extreme sports tend to be individual rather than team sports. Extreme sports can include both competitive and non-competitive activities.
Extreme sports are often associated with young adults who are willing to push themselves to the limits of their body's physical ability, ignoring the danger and their fear, to pushing the boundaries of a sport.
Examples of Extreme Sports
Common Childhood Health/Injuries
Many health and injuries that occur in childhood have the potential to continue into adulthood. The following is a partial list of references:
PDF Juvenile Spondyloarthritis
PDF Pediatric Rheumatology
PDF Stress Fractures in the Juvenile Skeletal System
PDF Juvenile Stress Fractures may take time to heal
PDF Shin Splint Causes
PDF Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACLs)
PDF Pediatric Sports Training Issues
PDF Puberty and Athletic Sports in Female Adolescents
PDF Health Issues – What Happens During Puberty
PDF Puberty Information Resources
PDF Female Gymnasts: does the training reduce growth rates, delay maturation, and increase the risk of long-term skeletal injury?
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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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.