Scottish Rite Partner Info

 

August

Before a Concussion

Concussions are serious business. Plan to schedule a baseline test for your young athletes before the fall season. Watch this video [Sports Concussions: Baseline Testing for Young Athletes – Scottish Rite Sports Medicine] to learn why

Learn more at scottishritehospital.org/baseline and call 469-515-7100 to schedule.

 

Overuse injuries occur from repeated stress on tissues from repetitive motions. In young athletes, a common site of an overuse injury is in the heel. Here are some situations that increase your child’s risk of overuse injuries:

  • Year-round sports participation
  • Sudden increase in training intensity
  • Tournaments and summer camps
  • Running and jumping excessively

Learn more about recognizing and preventing these painful injuries on our website [scottishritehospital.org/sports].

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.

 

 

Supplements – Start with Food

 

Tough conversations with your girls are easier when you have the right information. Read tips from our experts before you have to respond to your young athlete’s request to take a performance enhancing supplement. We tell you what we know and what is still unclear about supplement use in growing kids. More here [https://scottishritehospital.org/news-items/supplement-smarts-facts-for-the-young-athlete].

 

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.


July

Do you know a young female athlete that trains a lot or has a history of stress fractures?

Female Athlete Triad is a medical condition that can affect girls and young women. It involves the following three components: energy availability, menstrual function and bone health. Clinical signs and symptoms may not all occur at the same time, so further evaluation is needed with the presence of any of these problems. Learn more about this and other conditions affecting young athletes on our website [scottishritehospital.org/sports].

 

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.

 

Our facility in Plano is home to our Fracture Clinic which is dedicated to diagnosing and managing pediatric fractures and recent injuries. With a focus on children and adolescents, we are the best option to help take care of growing bones. Learn about our fracture clinic here [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnK368XEzQk].

 

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.

 

Off Season Training Tips

 

  • Endurance training prevents early fatigue, which is known to cause falls and injuries in any sport. Ride a bicycle or run to improve endurance.
  • Leg strengthening exercises create balance around the hip and knee joints. Use resistance exercises to strengthen major muscle groups in the legs.
  • Core strengthening provides stability that helps with balance and proper form. Perform traditional abdominal exercises as well as activities that incorporate the entire body.
  • Plyometric activities improve neuromuscular control in dynamic positions. Perform jumping and landing exercises focusing on control and proper form.

 

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.


April

Knee pain in young athletes is not normal. There are a variety of causes of knee pain, and different conditions require different treatment. Many volleyball knee injuries improve with rest, but some may require intervention. With delayed recognition and treatment, a knee condition we see often called osteochondritis dissecans can worsen and even require surgery. Learn more about this condition on our website [https://scottishritehospital.org/care-and-treatment/sports-medicine].

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.


March

Injury prevention begins long before your young athlete hits the courts and playing fields. Our experts have a variety of proper nutrition and hydration suggestions for young athletes. Read our latest post on the benefits of healthy fats for your active children on our website [https://scottishritehospital.org/news-items/healthy-fats-to-fuel-the-young-athlete].

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.

Have you heard we’re in Plano now and moving to Frisco later this year?

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has been in Dallas for almost 100 years. However, you may not know we have a campus in Plano where we have a busy clinic for sports medicine, fracture care, and general orthopedics. We’re wrapping up the construction at our future home in Frisco, read more about it here [https://scottishritehospital.org/plan-your-visit/general-information].

Request an appointment online [https://scottishritehospital.org/request-treatment] or call 469-515-7100 to schedule.