Youth Sports: Start Here: Everything You Need to Know About Promoting Health and Preventing Injury for Your Young Athlete

Julie A. Buckley, Paperback


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Among the estimated thirty-five million young athletes in the U.S., high school athletes account for approximately two million injuries, half a million doctor visits, and thirty thousand hospitalizations annually. And that’s just high school Three-and-a-half million youth athletes receive medical treatment for sports injuries and 12,500 college athletes are reported injured every year. Did you know that overuse is the cause of nearly half of those injuries? Or that nearly a quarter of all traumatic brain injuries among U.S. children happen during participation in sports activities? And yet, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, half of our children’s sports injuries are preventable Julie A. Buckley, MD, and Baltimore Raven Eugene Monroe are both parents of active, sports-oriented youngsters themselves. In Youth Sports: Start Here, they combine the universal concern they share with all parents to protect their children’s health with Dr. Buckley’s twenty years as a pediatrician and functional medicine specialist and Eugene’s hands-on professional sports experience to create a comprehensive guide that empowers parents to help their children prevent injury, to recognize the sometimes-subtle signs an injury has occurred or may occur, and to heal the injuries that almost all energetic kids will, at one point or another, inevitably sustain. Accessible science, practical advice, and fun ways to get your kids invested in their own health-Youth Sports: Start Here is a valuable guide for every parent raising his or her own, home-grown champion.


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Binding Type: Paperback
Contributors: Julie A. Buckley, Eugene Monroe (Author)
Published: 03/15/2016
Publisher: Water Street Press
ISBN: 9781621342007
Pages: 238
Weight: 0.78lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.54d

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Weight0.78 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 0.54 in