At Westchester Health, we think it’s of primary importance to not only diagnose and treat injuries but to prevent them. Over the years, we’ve found that strengthening and conditioning play a large part in injury prevention. Ranging from intense cardiovascular training to a comprehensive stretching regimen, specialized techniques and exercises help athletes of all levels and abilities. Eric Small, MD, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group and Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Westchester Health, outlines the benefits of a strengthening and conditioning program in a recent blog.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), injuries are the leading cause of deaths in children and a child is treated in an emergency room every 4 seconds. Summer is a great time when families spend more time outdoors, but outdoor activities often bring about injuries. Mason Gomberg, MD, a pediatrician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, offers 4 important tips to keep your family safe this summer.