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Where did the time go? For high school athletes who participate in fall sports such as football, cross country, soccer, cheerleading and more, the start of the season is just weeks away. So this is the ideal time for student-athletes—and those who love them—to map out strategies to avoid injuries and to encourage peak performance.
It’s also the opportune time to make sure you have an experienced and compassionate sports medicine specialist on your team so you’re prepared if an injury should occur. And when you are looking for a sports medicine expert in Ridgewood, NJ, and throughout Bergen County, Kayal Orthopaedic Center is the smart choice. When it comes to sports medicine, the elite team at Kayal Orthopaedic Center has the expertise to diagnose and treat the injuries and conditions that impede your progress on the field of competition.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s with one out of every five school-aged children classified as obese today. Although many factors can contribute to the problem, eating too much and not exercising enough are among them. Obesity can lead to a number of life-threatening problems, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Organized sports (and other regular physical activity) are one of the answers to the obesity epidemic. In addition to helping keep children fit, participating in sports teaches them important lessons about discipline, teamwork, good sportsmanship and more.
Still, there’s always a chance of injury so it’s important to take as many precautions as possible. Here are some tips to minimize the risk of injury:
If your student-athlete should experience pain or injury, Kayal Orthopaedic Center is suited up and ready to make the plays that will defeat the opposition and get your child back in the game as quickly and as safely as possible.
Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his elite team provide the full menu of orthopaedic services, including sports medicine in Paramus, NJ, and beyond. We’re located in Bergen County, NJ, and specialize in minimally invasive surgery, injury prevention, innovative therapies and pain management. We have three convenient offices in Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes and Westwood. To schedule a same-day appointment, call 844.777.0910; or contact Kayal Orthopaedic Center by filling out this form.