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HSS Doctor Explains How to Prevent Track and Field Injuries

Darien Daily Voice—August 9, 2016

In a recently published article in Darien Daily Voice, Daphne A. Scott, MD, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses efficient ways to train and prevent injuries for track and field athletes.

Dr. Scott says, "Physical conditioning is essential to injury prevention. Poor mechanics and improper technique can place added stress on joints, bones, and tendons. The most common areas for conditioning include strengthening, flexibility, endurance and balance/agility."

"Adequate sleep is generally important for an athlete‚Äôs health. Research has shown that sleep is important for day-to-day recovery from training," adds Dr. Scott.

To read the full article, visit Darien.DailyVoice.com.


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