Podcast: Early Sport Specialization and Its Effect on Kids

In this episode of Kid's Health CastAmy Skaria M.D. discusses early sport specialization and its effect on kids. She shares important information for parents on some of the potential drawbacks of specializing and how sport-specific training can predispose a child to chronic overuse injuries.

She offers great tips on cross-training and ways that parent can get their kids involved in many different sports. This can help to increase children's love of activity and help to prevent future sports injuries.

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