Injuries can be devastating to a young athlete, but also are a common part of sports. Coach Tom Newell discusses with Dr. John Thayer, who specializes in sports medicine, how to avoid injuries, how to recognize them, and how to deal with them, both as an athlete and as a parent.
- Do playing in multiple sports increase the chance of injury?
- What are the most common injuries?
- How do I recognize whether an injury is something that needs treatment?
- My son or daughter is taking their injury really hard. How can I best support them during their recovery?
Dr. Thayer is a othopedic surgeon at Proliant Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.