Prevent Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports: Cross Train!

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Don't let your child fall into the same training rut day after day for their sport. Prevent overuse injuries by cross training your young athlete and give them the best chance at sucess.
Air Date: 4/9/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Andrew Gregory, MD.
GregoryAndrewPicAndrew JM Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM is an Associate Professor of Orthopedics & Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is the Program Director, and the Vanderbilt Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship Team Physician, USA Volleyball, Nashville Sounds, Vanderbilt & Belmont Universities & Hillsboro High School.

Dr. Gregory completed his undergraduate training at Indiana University and his medical training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He then finished a pediatric residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham before his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute. He joined the Vanderbilt Faculty in August 2001 where he sees pediatric sports medicine patients in the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center and the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic.
Prevent Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports: Cross Train!
Over the past 20 years more children are partici­pating in organized and recreational athletics.

With so many young athletes playing sports, it's no wonder injuries are common.

Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse.

Dr. Andrew Gregory, a fellow with both ACSM and American Academy of Pediatrics, joins Melanie Cole, MS to help you prevent overuse injuries in your younger athletes.