By: Dr. Steve Salvatore, Co-Owner of The Academy
Fall is here and that has American turning their attention to football. But there are concerns about potential injuries to kids. In an effort to tackle the problem, a coalition of national health care organizations has launched the “Stop Sports Injury Campaign”. Football injuries among children have become a growing epidemic, costing Americans nearly $3 billion a year. The most common injuries are to the knee and shoulder, as well as concussions. Many of these injuries are preventable. Health experts are advising parents to make sure their kids have a pre-season physical. Players are urged to tackle with their heads up, instead of leading with their helmets; and avoid playing through the pain!