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Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries with Children & Teens

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April 19, 2023

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Children and teens move around a lot. Whether it’s a sports activity or during playtime, they are prone to injury since they are unaware that doing certain movements might cause them to sustain an injury. While most injuries can heal on their own or be treated at home, serious injuries may require pediatric physiotherapy to facilitate proper healing.

Sports injury among children and teens is quite common, especially when they’re trying a new sport or training to achieve a certain goal. Fortunately, there are different methods that you can try to prevent sports injuries.

Wear appropriate gear

Using proper sports attire and appropriate gear is one of the best ways to save yourself and your child from another visit to the sports injury clinic. It may seem somewhat irrelevant if your children only do certain sports as a one-time thing, but if they’re doing it for the entire school year or joining a club, it’s best to provide them with the proper sports attire and the appropriate gear for their height and weight.

Improve flexibility and muscle strength

Performing exercises that will increase their strength and flexibility after practice can help develop their muscles and prevent injuries. Aside from exercises, getting a sports massage Dubai Marina can also be included in their training program to relieve strain and help them relax and recover after physically demanding activities.

Develop proper form

Observing proper form when executing certain movements is crucial in preventing injury. If your child experiences pain or discomfort while performing certain exercises, consult their trainer or a specialist to determine how they must adjust or fix their form to move easily. Opting for myofascial release after a sports activity is also beneficial, especially after the body has been pushed past its limits.

Know when to stop

While pushing past limits is key to achieving a goal, children and young athletes must learn about the importance of allowing their bodies to rest and recover. Children must know that they need to stop when performing a certain move becomes too painful or uncomfortable. Knowing when to stop a certain activity can help prevent severe injuries resulting from overworking one’s body. If your children are experiencing any pain or discomfort, ask the trainer how they’ll benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage.

If your child is experiencing any pain or discomfort after a sports activity/training or you wish to consult with a specialist about sports injury prevention, feel free to visit Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC.
Our specialists offer a range of treatment plans that can be tailor-fitted to your children’s needs. You may also go to one of our clinics for a consultation or to book an appointment for a sports massage or therapy session.