Here the links that represent the best of MomsTeam.com, a website that focuses on health and safety in youth sports:
* If your child suffers a leg or arm injury playing sports, one of the things a physical therapist will often talk about is range of motion. The inevitable questions parents ask are, first, what is range of motion, and, second, why is restoring range of motion so important in the injury rehabilitation process? Physical therapist Keith Cronin, DPT, has the answers.
* The transition from football to basketball proved to be more difficult for one dedicated football mom from Texas than she thought. To avoid embarrassing her teenage son and his friends, she learned that knowing the different terminology was the key.
* Now that football season is over for everyone but the pros, lots of kids are outside in the cold. Here are tips on how to avoid injuries during cold weather sports.
* That sports concussions have an adverse short-term effect on cognitive functioning has long been known. But a number of recent studies support a growing body of evidence that the effects of concussions may linger for many months, even years.
* Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark explains to 4-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero that there are three things an athlete should remember about nutrition are: first, to think of food as fuel; second, fuel by day, diet by night; and third, think quality calories and meals combining carbohydrate and protein as the foundation of of their diet.
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