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Modified sports the safer option for kids

Modified sports the safer option for kids
Are you aware of the safety benefits a modified version of a sport has for your child? Research conducted by Ballarat University, in partnership with VicHealth, has found that parents are directing their children away from seemingly higher-risk sports and aren't aware that participation in a modified sport has many safety benefits for their child Modified Sports Modified sports are a great way to introduce children to sport in a safe and fun way. Modifications made to sports to make them safer and more appropriate for children can include: Decrease in the size of the playing field/court.Smaller, and sometimes softer playing equipment.Rule changes.Timing of games shortened.Increased use of body protection and/or protective equipment.In a study conducted by McMahon et al in 1993 it was reported that children playing a modified game of Australian Rules football had the lowest rate of injury, compared with children playing other versions of the game.

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Are sports drinks better than water when exercising? - Health & Wellbeing A: Sometimes, it depends on the individual situation Our expert: Profesor Louise Burke and Professor Clare Collins Published 21/07/2011 [Image source: iStockPhoto] Should you take a bottle of sports drink down to the gym when you do that hour's aerobics class? Thumb Taping - Thumb Strapping - Strap Thumb Health > Taping Techniques > Thumb Taping The following thumb taping techniques are designed to support the thumb and reduce stress on the thumb during activity. They can be used for both the treatment and prevention of thumb injuries. You should discuss the suitability of these thumb taping techniques with your physiotherapist prior to using them. Generally, they should only be applied provided they are comfortable and do not cause an increase in pain, discolouration, pins and needles, numbness, swelling, itchiness or excessive redness of the hand, wrist, fingers or thumb.

Sports Medicine young athletes Home > PDHPE > Options > Option 3 - Sports Medicine > Sports Medicine Key Messages Some children have special medical needs. Coaches, managers and referees should have knowledge of conditions such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. To reduce the risk of overuse injuries children should stretch, wear correct footwear and undertake a conditioning program. Doctor P. Body's Sports Safety Tips for Kids Sports offer plenty of physical activity for fitness and also teach you how to work together with others as part of a team. Sports can teach you how to make the right choices for yourself as well as for your team. No matter what sport you play, you need to always be sure you are using the right safety gear and are using equipment that fits the right way. What safety gear you will need changes with each sport you play, but most of the time you'll need items like shin pads, helmets, mouth guards, elbow pads, knee pads, shoulder pads, etc... Some sports use very little safety gear and other sports use a lot depending on the amount of contact you will make with other players. Here are some examples:

Ankle Taping - Ankle Strapping Health > Taping Techniques > Ankle Taping The following ankle taping techniques are designed to support the ankle and reduce stress on the ankle during activity. They can be used for both the treatment and prevention of ankle injuries.You should discuss the suitability of these taping techniques with your physiotherapist prior to using them. Climate control: acclimatising to the heat Author: Lisa Yates, Sports Dietitian, The Coaches Edge Issue:Volume 27 Number 1 Exercising in hot, humid conditions when the body is not accustomed to it can place the body under great stress. The demand for circulation to working muscles, which are producing heat, overtakes the need for blood flow to the skin to transport heat away from the body.

Sports Medicine aged athletes Home > PDHPE > Options > Option 3 - Sports Medicine > Sports Medicine Key Messages There are many positive benefits of exercise for adults and aged athletes. Exercise duration, intensity and type need to be examined for suitability for this group. Medical conditions associated with ageing need to be considered when participating including: heart conditions fractures and bone density flexibility and joint mobility. Aged athletes may need to have medical clearances and should be aware of their options and limitations. Care of Our Little Athletes Nutrition Just as we use training to improve technique, proper nutrition can help the athlete gain the most out of athletics. Nutrition provides the athletes with the energy reserves needed to compete.

Sports Medicine Female athletes Home > PDHPE > Options > Option 3 - Sports Medicine > Sports Medicine Key Messages Eating disorders, iron deficiency and poor bone density are conditions that can affect female athletes and impede performance.

Making your kid play organized sports could cost them their creativity Youth sports are viewed as a rite of passage in a child’s development. If the clichés that permeate sports broadcasts and locker room speeches are to be believed, sports participation teaches children the value of hard work, builds character, and develops future leaders. While the validity of these claims are questionable, the fact remains that parents allow millions of children to participate in youth sports each year.

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