Getting Off on the Right Foot: Smart Strategies for Injured Young Athletes

Jamie Faison, a certified athletic trainer at the UCSF Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes, discusses how the growing bodies and common injuries of sports-playing kids call for specialized, verified techniques in physical evaluation and rehab. He explains a common misconception about flexibility and youth, offers tips on rebuilding strength gradually, and describes specific exercises and tools for safe transitions out of that oft-prescribed device, the walking boot

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UCSF Pediatrics

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