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Sports Injuries Articles

Concussions, ACL tears, ankle sprains – injuries are an unfortunate reality of the sporting world. Despite the risk of injuries, our experts believe that the benefits of athletic activity greatly outweigh the risks.

Our experts share advice on how to best avoid injuries so athletes can stay in the game and how to overcome injuries when they do occur. From identifying concussions to understanding the importance of sports specialization, we’re here to help you stay safe, healthy and in the game.

How to avoid and treat sports injuries

What's the Deal with Dry Needling?

Dry needling might sound unpleasant, but according to our physical therapist Kristine Rabin, PT, DPT, it’s similar to a deep-tissue massage.

Sport Specialization - One or One Too Many?

Read why many young athletes who specialize in one sport experience increased stress on the same muscles, bones, tendons or growth plates.

Signs of a Concussion in Young Athletes

After a head injury, athletes should be seen to see if they have a concussion. Red flags can determine if your kid has a serious condition.

How to Handle the Emotional Effects of Concussion

Concussions can put an athlete at an increased risk for depression, irritability and isolation. Learn the warning signs.

What Does the New Concussion Legislation Mean?

Learn more about the youth sports concussion law (Senate Bill 40, or the "Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act").