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Injuries in kids: Why do they occur? Is specialisation a problem? Sam Blanchard (UKPhysiosInSport)

Injuries in kids: Why do they occur? Is specialisation a problem? Sam Blanchard (UKPhysiosInSport)

You see kids in the clinic and you get most of them better. Do you want to revisit the anatomy and biomechanics that underpin these injuries? Are there novel approaches to treatment? Does early sport specialization cause problems? How can we balance the need for coaches to have time to develop elite juniors’ skills with the risk of overuse injuries. Some kids’ injuries, such as cam deformities at the hip may arise during the growing years and cause problems later in life.

Sam Blanchard (@SJBPhysio), sports physiotherapist, shares his career experience which includes four years at the Brighton Hove Albion Football Club Academy (junior development facility). The entry class begins as age eight years! He is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton.

If this is your area of interest, check out the program at the UK Physios in Sport Annual Conference, “The Young Athlete” October 9,10, 2015. http://bit.ly/1bzGnsl

Relevant links include:

UK Physios in Sport, Annu

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