Fall sports seasons will be here before you know it! Participating in sports is a great way for any child to meet friends, maintain a healthy weight and have fun. With any sport comes the risk of injury, and according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable. Keep reading to find out what parents can do to help their kids prevent sports injuries.
Despite your best efforts, your child may get hurt while playing sports. When in doubt, always call your physician for guidance on seeking medical care for your child. Dr. Peter Loo, sports medicine specialist at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, specializes in the prevention and management of all types of injuries affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. He also is a specialist in concussion management. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Loo, please call 785-379-4600.