April Is National Youth Sports Safety Month
April 24, 2018
Sovereign Rehabilitation is proud to be spotlighting an important awareness topic this month. April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. This is a great time to be reminded of the steps you can take to prevent your kids from getting injured or hurt during their preferred sporting event this spring.
Safe Kids Worldwide offers five very practical and easy steps to help keep our kids safe during sports activities.
- To rule out any potential medical conditions that your child may have, make sure your sporty child receives a pre-participation physical exam (PPE) by a doctor. Schools usually require these forms.
- Keep your little sporty well-hydrated before, during and after playing.
- Set aside time before and after every sporting event to properly warm-up, stretch and cool-down.
- Make sure your child has an opportunity to participate in off-season. Your little sporty needs a break, and your child needs to get 10 consecutive weeks of rest from any one sport every year.
- Ensure that your little athlete’s coach is certified in first aid and CPR. They should know the signs and symptoms of a concussion as well.
Sovereign Rehabilitation would like to encourage you to take these specific and practical steps to help keep your little athlete safe. If your child does get hurt or injured in a sporting event, we are pleased to offer physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment to adolescents and teens in Atlanta and the surrounding areas.
Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation
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