Preventing Kids' Sport Injuries - CBS News
Team sports are a great way for kids to get fit and have fun at the same time. But with kids' sports and injuries on the rise, the question is: Are we pushing our kids too much?
Certified athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons have observed an alarming increase in adult-type athletic injuries among children and adolescents. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries in children under age 15 were treated in the U.S. in 2003.
And the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons are taking this topic pretty seriously. They've just launched