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How Can Parents Help Their Student Athlete?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

It has been estimated that more than 50 percent of high school students participate in a sport.1 This does not include younger children who may have previously participated in athletics.

With these considerations, many parents may find themselves worrying about their athlete, asking questions like: Are their aches and pains just muscle soreness or a more serious injury? Do I take my child to the doctor? Do they need x-rays? Should they use ice or heat for their pain?

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