According to a 2014 ESPN sports poll, over 87 percent of parents worry about their child getting hurt while playing sports. Injuries can happen to any athlete in just about any sport, and the only way to remove the risk of your kid getting injured during sports is to deprive them of all athletics. Although an injury-free child would be nice, it is not worth sheltering your kid from all the possible lessons and amusement sports have to offer. Sports play a huge role in the physical, social, and intellectual development of our youth.
With this being said, it is very important that when a kid does suffer an injury of any kind, he or she receives the best care possible in order to ensure that they can recover properly and continue their athletic career. Youth sports injuries can often be complicated and difficult to deal with, placing a large importance on the management and documentation. Efficient management of an injury will ensure that the athlete recovers properly and fully before returning to play, reducing the risk of re-injury and future complications. Appropriate documentation of even the smallest injuries will provide a complete medical history of an athlete, giving doctors and trainers a clear view of an athletes health, allowing them the opportunity to prevent injuries and complications before it is too late.
Athletics are extremely beneficial to our youth. Don’t let your kid miss out on everything sports and fitness have to offer, and make sure you take his or her health seriously.