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Young Athlete Center

Meet the Future of Injury Prevention

Young athletes can now benefit from a new frontier of motion analysis technology to potentially prevent injuries that frequently leave ...


Therapy Services Opens New Facility in St. Charles County

by Pam McGrath St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Therapy Services has opened a new satellite location in O’Fallon, Missouri, adjacent to ...

Expert Advice

Skin and Games

Don’t let a skin infection bench your young athlete. Skin-to-skin contact during play, open wounds and shared equipment can put ...

Patient Stories

Luke Kicks On

A serious knee injury did more than take soccer from Luke Giesing—it also robbed him of part of his identity. ...

Expert Advice

Soccer Safety for All Seasons

Soccer is a popular year-round sport in the greater St. Louis area. For youth players, injury prevention never takes a ...

Expert Advice

An Eye Toward Growth

Unlike adults, children’s bones are continuously growing and require specialized care from pediatric orthopedists. A twisted ankle may mean quality ...

Expert Advice

Why Weights?

Preteens can benefit from strength training, including lifting weights, but only if they use proper technique. By age 7 or ...

Expert Advice

Winter Warm-Up: Staying Active When It’s Cold

Don’t let freezing temperatures stop you in your tracks. Frost, ice and snow don’t have to stop you, your child ...


10 Exercises You Can Do With Your Kids to Prevent Running Injury

According to the physical therapists at the Young Athlete Center, teens are just as likely to develop running injuries as ...