18 JUL HOW TO HELP YOUR KIDS BEAT THE HEAT
Posted at 22:52h in Sports Medicine Newsletter
According to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine website, it is estimated that 240 persons die each year in the U.S. of heat illness. Heat stroke is ranked third in cause of death of high school athletes. This becomes an even greater concern in younger athletes.
“Youth and adolescent athletes sweat less, create more heat per body mass, and acclimate much slower than adults to warmer environments, putting them at greater risk for heat-related injuries in hot and humid temperatures,” states Thomas Pommering, D.O., Medical Director for Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine.
For more information on recognizing, treating, and preventing heat illnesses during this soccer season, click here.
Sports Medicine’s Community Partner Priority Scheduling and Injury Hotline
As a valued community partner, Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine has a Priority Scheduling and Injury Hotline, which gives you immediate access to an athletic trainer. The Hotline is staffed 7 days a week by a certified athletic trainer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.The athletic trainer is available to:
- Discuss and provide injury advice
- Schedule priority appointments when needed
- Alleviate unneeded trips to the Emergency Room
- Offer quick appointment times to meet your needs
- Provides peace of mind when dealing with your athlete’s injuries
To speak with an athletic trainer, call 614-403-6396