While being a kid is hard, being a competitive young female athlete can be even more challenging. On top of regular schoolwork, many young athletes train for 25-30 hours per week; whether they realize it or not, this can dramatically affect their mental health. So what can these kids do to stay healthy and competitive? And how can their parents support them through it all?
While being a kid is hard, being a competitive young female athlete can be even more challenging. On top of regular schoolwork, many young athletes train for 25-30 hours per week; whether they realize it or not, this can dramatically affect their health. So what can these kids do to stay healthy and competitive? And how can their parents support them through it all?
We all fell when we were kids. Running on the playground, riding a scooter or bike, or even just walking across a flat surface, every kid has a fall where they scrape a knee or elbow and sometimes are a little sore afterward. When I had scrapes as a kid, my mom would sometimes give me an ice pack to hold onto the area so it wouldn’t be so sore. However, not every incident or ailment is that simple. Usually, ice or heat can help anything feel better, but not if you choose the wrong one. So when should you select ice, and when should you choose heat?
When making any major change to your life, there are many factors to consider, especially when beginning a new fitness program or recovering from an injury with physical therapy. Investing in your health is one of the best decisions you can make, but sometimes this decision is not the easiest. Often, success requires an investment of your time, money, and a personal commitment to a lifestyle change. Physical therapy and wellness services can range in price and may be difficult to fit into your budget. Also, a lifestyle change requires extra time and discipline to see results. It is imperative that you choose the right place, the first time, so you can make the best investment for your health. At EW Motion Therapy, our physical therapy and our wellness services, including Pilates, personal training, yoga, and more, really can fit almost any patient willing to make the investment in themselves. We have been rehabilitating patients and working with wellness clients of any age and ability since 1999, and we are continuing to grow in our expertise, programs, and services. Whether you are an athlete who wants to set a new personal record (PR), or a grandparent who wishes to get down on the floor and play with your grandkids again, our therapists can tailor a treatment plan for you.