Sports and Your Child

The school year is right around the corner and with it comes the fall sports season. While playing sports is an important rite of passage for children, highly competitive sports such as football, gymnastics and wrestling involve rigorous training schedules that can be potentially dangerous to an adolescent or teenager. Following are tips parents can use to help their young athletes prepare their bodies and protect themselves from sports-related injuries before they happen:

-Encourage your child to wear the necessary equipment and make sure it fits properly.
-Eat healthy meals that are high in fruits, vegetables and proteins rather than fats.
-Drink plenty of water and avoid sugar-loaded, caffeinated or carbonated drinks.
-Drink milk. It’s essential for healthy bones and reduces the risk of joint and muscle-related injuries.
-Follow a warm-up routine that includes stretching before every practice, game or meet.
-Get plenty of rest. Sluggishness, irritability and loss of interest could indicate that your child is fatigued.

We provide sports physicals for Wichita, Andover, Augusta, Derby and all other school in the Wichita Metro area. Contact Dopps Chiropractic for your Childs Sports Physicals

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