Physical Therapy Program Works to Keep Young Athletes Injury Free

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits each year. One physical therapy clinic is working to reverse this trend with an innovative sports screening program. In this podcast, Anita Davidson PT, President and CEO of Creative Rehab shares details about their program designed to help individuals enhance their play and reduce their risk of injuries.

Both junior high and high school students utilize the Creative Rehab sports screen programming. The 30-minute sports screening is done free of charge and looks at the ability of an athlete to control his body through a variety of movements. Athletes will often come to her clinic and state their muscles are tight. Davidson finds the reason for the tightness is often more of a strength and stability issue than a lack of flexibility.  Listen now to learn more about this innovative physical therapy sports screening program and Davidson’s outlook on the future of physical therapy.

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