Injury Treatment

Physical Therapy for the Injured Athlete: An Introduction

First in a series of articles designed to educate parents on the ins and outs of the physical therapy process and decrease parental anxiety, some of which results from a fear of the unknown and/or frustration about not knowing what physical therapy is all about.

Physical Therapy: Parents Play Important Role

Physical therapist Patricia Ladis says parents of an injured athlete
play an important role in their child's physical therapy, at least at
the start.

Sports Injury Recovery A Step By Step Process

Allowing a sports injury to heal is only the first of seven steps in the recovery process a child should complete in rehabilitation and treatment before returning to play, experts say.

Is It Time To Put The "Ice" in RICE On Ice?

A new book challenges the decades-old use of ice in the treatment of sports injuries, with some now claiming it has no therapeutic value in sports medicine. On the other side are those who still swear by icing a sports injury to reduce acute-injury bleeding, relieve post-injury soreness, and for relieving pain. So, is it time to remove the "I" from the first-aid acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)? We checked with MomsTEAM's expert physical therapist to find out.

Doctors' Decision To Clear Athletes To Return To Play After Injury: Wide Variability In Factors Considered

The lack of a systematic approach to making return-to-play (RTP) decision-making has resulted in a high degree of variability among sports medicine doctors in weighing different factors, with some factors considered important by athletes, teams, coaches, and parents viewed as unimportant by doctors in the RTP decision, finds a new study.

Psychological Factors Play Important Role In Successful Return To Sport After Injury

A growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors play an important role in determining whether an athlete makes a successful return to sport following injury, finds a new study.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: Two Top Docs Take Turns Debating The Study Results

Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections have emerged in recent years as a treatment for a variety of sports injuries, but there are few studies reporting on its effectiveness of PRP. Two top sports medicine physicians debate the hottest topic in orthopedics.

Headaches in Children: When Do Parents Need to Worry?

Doctors are seeing more and more children complaining of headaches, the most common being tension headaches and migraines. It's important to watch out for the triggers, says a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

10 Principles to Guide Administration of Sports Medicine - Athletic Training Services

As part of the Inter-Association Consensus Statement on Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges, the task force developed a set of 10 principles to guide administration of sports medicine-athletic training services in order to provide athlete-centered medicine. .

NATA Sets Guidelines For Managing Sports Injuries in High School and College Settings

The National Athletic Trainers' Association inter-association task force recommendations titled "Best Practices for Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges." can be used by parents to evaluate whether their child's school is providing adequate sports medicine services for its athletes.
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