2016.08-Youth-Sports-Injuries-Know-The-Signs

Apex Physical Therapy co-owner Brock Monger discussed sports injury prevention and identification over the Central Oregon airwaves recently during an interview on 1110 AM KBND, Bend’s top news radio station.

Invited to appear on a regular local news segment titled “Your Town,” Brock started the segment talking about student-athletes and the upcoming fall sports seasons, for which practices are set to begin soon. He discussed common early-season sports injuries for those participating in football, soccer and cross country (muscle strains, ligament injuries, concussions, overuse issues, etc.)  and what athletes, coaches and parents can do to help prevent and identify such ailments.

The interview then moved on to discuss what adults can do to prepare for exercise and other movement-based activities with an eye toward preventing injuries. And it discussed what a physical therapist can do to benefit those limited by various ailments.

“Movement’s really part of the medicine that [physical therapists] can offer,” he said during the interview. “There’s all kinds of ailments and injuries and surgeries that can affect a person’s mobility, But working hand in hand with a healthcare professional like a physical therapist can provide some key instructions and realistic guidelines on how to improve their movement and improve their general wellness and health.

“There’s so much research out there that talks about movement and health and long-term success.”

Listen to the entire interview below.