Athletic Training: Protect Your Child From Sports Injuries

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Athletic training is a very important service that you should be providing to your student-athlete. Issues such as ACL injuries that your child may sustain during games or while practicing should be dealt with as soon as possible by a competent and experienced athletic training professional.

At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy, our athletic trainers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are top notch. Our team has been working with people of all ages with sports injuries in communities across the greater St. Louis, MO area for more than 20 years. We have 11 convenient locations to make it easy for you to take advantage of our athletic training services.

Why your child should have access to athletic training from Excel Sports and Physical Therapy

Athletic training has become a pressing need for student-athletes more than ever before. This greater urgency is due to the fact that more kids are participating in middle and high school sports. In fact, one study shows that in many schools almost 56 percent of the students are active in one or more after-school sports.

While this increase in physical activity among children is a good thing in many ways, it does come with a downside. One of the negatives about this increase, which may affect your child, is that sports injuries among children have also begun to climb slightly. For instance, the overall rate of ACL injuries to child athletes increased by 11 percent every year between 1999 and 2011.

Additional research also shows that moving on to a high school with a bigger, better-funded sports program won’t necessarily help your child to avoid injury. This finding is backed by data that shows that 26 percent of knee injuries in high school athletes are ACL related.

In order to keep your child as safe as possible, you should advocate that they have the best possible athletic training available to them while they’re playing their school sports. While we hope your child never suffers an ACL issue or any other sports injury, Excel Sports and Physical Therapy can provide the high-quality athletic trainers that your child deserves. In fact, our sports trainers have:

  • College or university degrees in athletic training
  • The confidence and focus to tackle any injury
  • The people skills to treat your child and other interested parties in a compassionate manner

With all of these skills and more, the team of athletic trainers at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy may be a great help if your child is injured while playing sports.

To learn more about our athletic trainers and other services, contact our team at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy now.