(PRWEB) January 15, 2004
6 STEPS TO PREVENT YOUR CHILD FROM BEING INJURED IN SPORTS
Ann Arbor, MI Are your children at risk for injury by dangerous sporting practices and policies that currently exist in your area or at your childÂs school? The answer is Â YES.
It has been estimated that twelve million student athletes, aged 5-22, will seek health care, both in emergency rooms and in private physicians offices, for sports related injuries this year in the United States.
ÂAlmost EVERY ONE of these injuries can be prevented,Â says Dr. David Janda, M.D., author of The Awakening of a Surgeon: A Family Guide to Preventing Sports Injuries and Death.
An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Janda directs the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine. Studies show that Dr. JandaÂs findings have prevented
1.7 million injuries, and saved the United States two billion in health care costs.
To help you prevent your child from being injured in sports, Dr. Janda shares six steps you can take to ensure their safety.
1. Take your child in for a preparticipation physical exam.
2. Make sure coaches are certified and well versed in CPR.
3. Make certain coaches are knowledgeable in conditioning and training techniques for your childÂs age group.
4. Be sure your child is wearing well-fitted and up-to-date equipment.
5. Keep recreational sport equipment stored in a safe place so younger children do not inadvertently hurt themselves.
6. Take time to occasionally monitor your childÂs practices and make sure they are safe from a physical and psychological standpoint.
Visit http://www.NoInjury.com and get the FREE report Â7 Questions to Ask the Coach or Trainer to Keep Your Student Athlete Safe.Â
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Dr. David Janda