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Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program (POP)

The Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program (POP) is a sports injury prevention program for middle school and high school athletes from diverse communities in New York City. Its goal is to prevent injuries in young athletes participating in sports. POP's injury prevention screenings include:

  • A musculoskeletal evaluation to detect bone, muscle, and joint problems related to student/athlete sports participation
  • Movement analysis to identify deficiencies in flexibility, strength, and posture

POP targets athletes with a higher risk of lower extremity injuries, such as those playing basketball, lacrosse, soccer, football, and volleyball. Screenings are performed at your school by a team of HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and orthopedic nurses. POP also educates athletes and coaches about injury prevention and proper movement.

 

Program Impact

The evaluation of POP demonstrates that it has had a positive impact on movement techniques of middle school and high school athletes from diverse communities in NYC. This report provides an overview, the reach and impact of POP.

Read the Program Impact Report

The Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program Impact on the Community

 

Bring POP to a NYC school in your area!

Contact us to see if POP is right for your NYC school. For more information, please contact Vilma Briones, MA, at brionesv@hss.edu.
 

For more information, please contact us at communityed@hss.edu.

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