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Expert Advice

How to Train during a Global Pandemic

Tips for those in the soccer community — players, parents, coaches and referees — to stay active, and even improve ...

Mom Docs

Burnout Prevention for Young Athletes

A few weeks ago, my eight-year-old joined a baseball team. I am now a baseball Mom. Wait, that made it ...

Mom Docs

Exercise for Injury Prevention

Recently I was giving a talk to a group of elementary-aged girls about injury prevention in sports. My first thoughts ...

Departments

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 ...

Departments

Therapy Services Opens New Facility in St. Charles County

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

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 ...

Mom Docs

Back Pain in Young Athletes: Why It Happens and What to Do

In adults, back pain is a very commonplace complaint. If you polled the adults at your workplace or at a ...

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 ...