Stretching before activity as well as at home, and alternating between sports are key to prevent sports-related injuries, Dr. Francois Lalonde, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and chief of the department of surgery at CHOC Children’s, tells “American Health Journal.”
Children interested in a specific sport should spend three to four months each year participating in an activity that utilizes other muscle groups and movements as not to incur repetitive-use injuries, says Dr. Lalonde.
Learn more about pediatric orthopaedics, including common sports injuries, in “American Health Journal,” a television program that airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households.
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More About Dr. Lalonde
Francois Lalonde, M.D., is the chair of the department of surgery at CHOC Children’s. Dr. Lalonde graduated from the University of Toronto. He completed his internship in pediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University in Montreal and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Ottawa in Ontario.
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