Sunday, August 7, 2011

Adolescent Female Stress Fractures

In a recent study in Archives of Adolescent Medicine (August 2011), the stress fracture rate is higher in girls ages 9-15 who participate in running, basketball, cheerleading and gymnastics.

One of the study recommendations is participation in lower impact activities.

My recommendation is conditioning to help lessen the impact of running and landing activities. Some suggestions include hip abduction and lower extremity strength training to keep the legs aligned and cushioned during running and landing.

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