As we approach the end of the summer, we all know what that means…back to school time. Student athletes are gearing up for their preseasons after a year of quarantine, and as the games begin the injuries are bound to follow. Did you know, high school sports contribute to almost 2 million injuries each year? From sprained wrists to back pain, we are here to help your children bounce back to the sports they love! But before they step foot on the field, here are some tips we suggest in order to prevent any athlete’s seasons from getting cut short.
1. Stretch: It is crucial that every athlete stretches before and after any practice or game to keep the muscles loose.
2. Don’t play when you are injured: Continuing to play while injured could lead to more injuries or worsening any condition.
3. Rest: When you overwork your muscles they are more prone to strain and pain, it is important to take rest days when needed.
4. Drink water: Proper hydration is key to keep your muscles moving and your body feeling good. When we sweat we lose water and we need to replenish it after any activity.