Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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Get the Most Out of Youth Sports During Pandemic

August 25, 2020
Katherine A. Easby DAT, LAT, ATC, an athletic trainer in the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, shares tips on how sports teams can safely return to play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Register for a Virtual Conversation on Returning to Youth Sports Safely Amid COVID-19

July 16, 2020
PolicyLab at CHOP is hosting a free virtual conversation entitled "Returning to Youth Sports Safely Amid COVID-19" on July 22, 2020, at 2:00-3:30 PM EST.

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New Resource Alert: Reference Guides to Return to Youth Sports after COVID-19 Shutdown

July 7, 2020
View reference guides developed by experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for families and coaches returning to youth sports after the COVID-19 shutdown.

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A Balancing Act: Using Gait and Balance to Diagnose Pediatric Concussion

October 22, 2019
A new study reveals that clinical measures of balance perform as well as, if not better than, device-based measures in distinguishing concussed patients.

Policy Changes Could Help Close Gender Gap in Recovery From Sports-related Concussions

September 24, 2019
Read about a new study conducted by the Concussion Research team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that explains why females with concussions have more symptoms and longer recoveries than males.

Back to School Safety – Flashback Friday

September 21, 2018
With school back in full swing for most families, we wanted to use today's Flashback Friday post to look back at some of our previous back to school safety posts.

How Parents Can Help Young Athletes Avoid Overuse Injuries in School Sports

September 10, 2018
Parents sometimes ask me how to safely develop their child into a great athlete. My response sometimes surprises them. I say, "Don’t specialize too soon". It is not good from an injury risk perspective, and it is not good for long-term athletic development.

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ICYMI July 2018--Soccer's Rise & Overuse Injuries, Smartphones & Teens, Emotional Trauma of Border Separations...and More!

July 31, 2018
Read more for a round-up of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.

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