Children and Single Sport Training
It is becoming increasingly common for young athletes to train in one specific sport all year round. This type of focused training has lead to a multitude of problems, including a lack of global coordination which is crucial for the developing body. Constantly repeating the same movements required in any one sport, when the body is designed to stay balanced, and perform many different movements, contributes to this lack of coordination. In addition, constantly repeating movements in one sport can lead to muscular imbalance, and repetitive microtraumas such as avulsion fractures. Avulsion fractures are an injury that occur from the stress of the tendon pulling on the bone, causing a small fracture. This type of injury is often misconceived as tendonitis, which is actually rare before puberty. One very common example of an injury resulting from focused year-round training is Little League Elbow, which we discussed in earlier posts. For further information, or help with recovery from an injury, stop in to Hands On today!