Injury Prevention Critical For Those Participating in Youth Sports

By Reach Stretch Studios |
September 27, 2019 |
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Does your child play sports, is a member of a club team or even just participates in P.E.? If you answered “yes” to any of these, then it’s important to make sure your child is properly stretching.

It’s essential to have kids stretch before and after being active – and this habit should be reinforced early on. Stretching improves flexibility, and flexibility is just as important as strength, for sports performance and injury prevention, in growing children.

According to Stanford Children’s Health, sports-related injuries are the leading cause of injury among children and teens. Kids who are very active in sports often have pain in their muscles and tendons, which can contribute to tightness and can pull on bones with growth plates – so stretching is a must.

At Reach Stretch Studios, we take your child’s physical needs into consideration when selecting the right stretches for each session. Our Recharge sessions have sport-specific stretches to ensure your child is reaching his/her full potential while also avoiding injuries. Whether your child is a football-, volleyball-, or basketball-star we’re here to help them reach their performance goals.

Reach Recharge sessions can help with:

  • Increasing athletic performance
  • Reducing risk of performance injuries
  • Maximizing joint flexibility

By properly stretching at a young age, kids can better identify pain, soreness, tenderness, hyperextension and other warning signs that can indicate injury. Over time, dedicated stretching enables even greater flexibility, elasticity and muscle performance – keeping athletes in elite condition.

Our stretch therapists work with athletes of all age ranges to help them reach their potential and avoid injury. Visit your local Reach and see how we can help.

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