Friday, March 03, 2017
Attention all you winter surfers
Plus--with the warmed winters in some areas, kids continue to play fall and summer sports in the offseason--leading to overuse injuries. Serious overuse injuries in children are on the rise.
Think about safety...
--Depending on the sport or activity, wear a helmet--in addition to preventing skull fractures and brain bleeds, helmets keep the head warm.
--Wear wrist guards. People tend to put their arms out to catch themselves (snowboarders?) and can hurt their wrists.
--Watch those ski bindings--automatic releases need to be adjusted to the child's height and weight.
--Don't forget UV protection, even on cloudy days.
--Cross-train in the offseason. This not only helps performance, but develops different skill sets.
I am sure you can think of more precautions. Heads up! I mean, surf's up.