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Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports

I just read an article in the New York Times from April 5, 2011 citing guidelines on signs and symptoms of young athletes developing overuse injuries. The information can be found on www.journalof by using search terms “pediatric overuse injuries”. It lists the signs of overuse injuries in youths.  With the year round commitments to a single sport this is one of more glaring factors contributing to this problem.  Young athletes are not having modified rest or cross training in the form of another sport.  The same movements are being performed every week sometimes everyday for a series of years as a child is still developing.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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