Injury Prevention In Younger Athletes – Michael B. Cannone, D.O.


When you’re talking about injury prevention, the coaches need to be on board, the parents need to be on board, and the athlete needs to be on board. 

Obviously, being conditioned, being flexible, and having the strength to participate are vitally important in injury prevention. 

The other thing is proprioception training, balance training. 

So when the joint or the body is put in that position, while it’s in an athletic event or practice or whatever it is, the message going back is “No problem. I’ve been here before. This is how I get out of this”, as opposed to the joint saying, “Oh my gosh, what am I going to do?”, and then an injury occurring.

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