Overuse Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes and Sport Participation

dc.contributor.advisor Ragan, Brian en_US
dc.contributor.author Clutter, Chelsey Reid en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Gray, Helen en_US
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-12T19:05:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-12T19:05:15Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03-25 en_US
dc.description.abstract Children are becoming more involved in organized and recreational sports, which increases the likelihood of an overuse injury occurring (Brenner, 2007). This can be detrimental to young athletes and can affect their social, psychological and physiological well-being. The purpose of this study is to analyze the physician's opinion about the relationship of multiple sport athletes and specialization and overuse injuries in youth athletes. Descriptive analysis was run and used to show the results of how primary care and sports medicine physicians answered the questions used for analysis. The data revealed significant results that athletes should cross train and not specialize in sports and the type of sport participated in has an effect on the type of overuse injury sustained. Specifically, this study is also a great tool to help prevent overuse injuries by educating parents, children and coaches en_US
dc.description.abstract Keywords: overuse, pediatric, adolescent, sport medicine physician, primary care physician en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4469
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Overuse en_US
dc.subject Pediatric en_US
dc.subject Specialization en_US
dc.subject Sport injuries en_US
dc.subject Sports en_US
dc.subject.umi Health sciences en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Overuse Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes and Sport Participation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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