A Surge in Sports Stress: How to Support Child Wellness During COVID

Sports specialization and misguided parenting practices have led to undue stress on athletic youngsters, with physical and psychological consequences now exacerbated by the quarantine. Pediatric orthopedist Nirav K. Pandya, MD, defines age-appropriate levels and types of activity, provides resources to offer parents, and discusses return-to-play guidelines for COVID-recovered kids.

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Nirav Pandya, MD

Nirav Pandya, MD

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon
Director, Center for Sports Medicine for Young Athletes
Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopedics
Vice Chair, Pediatric Orthopedics

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