Seattle Children's program prevents sports injuries
July 31, 2014
Source - KING 5 TV
ERs and urgent care facilities see all sorts of sports-related injuries, not only in the summer, but year-round. Seattle Children's is taking a different approach by preventing injuries before they happen. Helmets, check. That's what you'd expect before practice starts. But, wait. What exactly are those Derby Brats up to now? "Bending their knees touching their toes and still skating - that all focuses on helping them keep that balance and help them increase their flexibility," said Tara Peerenboom, Seattle Children's athletic trainer. "A huge part of this is prevention," said program manager Philip Heywood. "You can’t say enough about prevention." Especially for these skaters, who range in age from 8 to 17 and in skill level from beginner to full-contact player.