Fall Sport Injuries

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With the new school year starting, it can be a stressful time of year for parents and children alike.  Parents do not need the added stress of a sports injury that comes along with popular fall sports, including football, soccer or field hockey. Last year, 1.35 million children playing sports sustained injuries. It is important to take some precautions to avoid a fall sports injury. If you are looking for an Oceanside physical therapist to treat an existing injury, The Physical Therapy Experience can treat your fall sports injuries at our physical therapy in Oceanside and Smithtown offices.

​Football players
are the most prone to injury, with 51% happening pre-season. It is especially important to be wary of one’s physical condition before playing, so a physical examination is important before playing any sport. A proper warm-up could help prevent an injury, as well as avoiding over-training and using and wearing proper equipment and gear. Common injuries include fractures, sprains, concussions and shin splints. It is important to speak up about an injury if you feel you might have one, so as to prevent the injury from getting worse. A serious injury could create worse health problems later in life, so the physical therapists in Oceanside could help treat your child’s injury by providing all different treatments.

At our physical therapy in Oceanside office, we provide many treatments for sports injuries, including manual and self-stretching, muscle re-education, massages, and endurance training. These types of treatments could help heal your injury, as well as prevent the injury from getting worse.  Taking precautions before playing sports is important to remember, as over-training makes you more prone to injury, and poor equipment makes it more likely for accidents to occur. Although buying new equipment can be expensive, it is important to put health first. These injuries can not only prevent injuries but could potentially save your child’s life and health.


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