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  • Christopher Nour

Sporting injuries in Adolescents

There are two types of sports injuries: traumatic and overuse—or acute and chronic. An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing, is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints and include cramps, tears and strains. With increased exposure to sport in the adolescence period, there is higher risk of overusing the muscles, tendons and bones. Sports physiotherapists ares trained in planning and teaching exercises that address musculoskeletal strength and flexibility factors that predispose people to injury. By identifying deficiency in strength and flexibility, they will prescribe exercises to address these issues and prevent further injury. #choosephysio for sporting injuries in adolescents.

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