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Published on September 08, 2015

Tackling Teen Sports Injuries

VolleyballRobert Wainer, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon with Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists gives important strategies to prevent teen sports injuries and keep them safely in the game. 

Tackling Teen Sports Injuries

Here is the answer to a question submitted to Dr. Wainer during the video release Q&A period.

Question:  My question is about Sport Mental blocks. My daughter is having a mental block with her tumbling that she has been able to do for 5 years then all of a sudden she isn't able to do the tumbling. She didn't see anybody fall and she hasn't fallen. This has been going on for about 3 years in November. What can I do to get her past the block and start doing her tumbling again? Thank you.

Answer:  I believe the best way to get her past this is by working with a trained child psychologist. There may be other pressures on her as a young athlete or teen that a trained psychologist can help her with.