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Growing children and exercise; how much is too much?

Growing children and exercise; how much is too much? Youth sports programs are very popular, with travel programs that include popular sports such as basketball, gymnastics, running, soccer and swimming. Many of these sports require grueling training regimens as the children progress into the later grades and the sports become more competitive. In our practice, we see many young athletes competing and becoming injured. Recently, a young swimmer who wanted to compete so badly injured her shoulder and it was necessary to give her forced rest, to prevent damage to the joint. Unfortunately, she decided to tough it out and Read More »