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The Danger of Child Gymnastic

ONE NATION. ONE TEA The dangerous effects of gymnastics for developing children Gymnastics is a highly challenging sport. Many children aspire to be Olympic gymnasts, but only a few will make it. The current methods for teaching gymnasts are highly demanding and at advanced levels, require that children give up many areas of their lives. In addition to nutritional and hormonal factors, most gymnasts are involved in intense year-round training, which can lead to injuries. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 425,900 children 6 through 17 years of age were treated in hospital emergency departments for gymnastics-related injuries during the 16-year period of 1990-2005. (26,600 injuries/year on average) Gymnastics-related injuries to children treated in emergency departments Shubha Singh, Gary A. Smith, Sarah K. Fields and Lara B. McKenzie By the American Academy of Pediatrics 60 Male Female 50 40 30 20 10 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Children 6 through 17 years of age 15 16 17 Girls in gymnastics are especially vulnerable to delayed puberty Intensive physical training and participation in competitive sports during childhood and early adolescence may affect athletes' pubertal development. Girls in gymnastics are especially vulnerable to delayed puberty. These girls frequently get their periods very late, or stop menstruating for an extended time. Athletes that practice aesthetic sports, (defined as sports in which leanness is encouraged) like gymnasts, are predisposed to a delay in pubertal development. Both boys and girls athletes are susceptible to stunted growth due to over training, excessive dieting and the extreme stress that is associated with gymnastics. Source: www.sportsrec.com Gymnastics has one of the highest injury rates of all girls' sports A recent Ohio State University study identified gymnastics as the most dangerous sport for girls, with nearly 27-thousand gymnasts hospitalized each year. Broken bones and serious sprains are common among gymnasts. When children break bones along a bone's growth plate, the bone may stop growing. Breaks that don't heal correctly can cause crooked posture, difficulty moving and long-term pain. Source: www.sportsrec.com Number of injuries among athletes 19 and under from 10 popular sports Gymnastics is a high-impact sport, and one misstep can cause serious injuries. Broken bones and serious sprains are common among gymnasts. Football Basketball 394,350 Soccer 389,610 172,470 Baseball 119,810 Softball 58,210 Volleyball 43,190 Wrestling 40,750 Cheerleading 37,770 Gymnastics 28,300 Track and field 24,910 The abrasive, aggressive training methods can negatively affect a child's self esteem The culture of gymnastics pushes participants to achieve perfection at all costs. Many gymna because they spend all of their time training. The aggressive training methods used by many coaches can negatively affect a child's self become isolated from friends and family esteem. However, parents should note that moderate gymnastic activities, such as taking a class or training few hours every week is unlikely to harm a child. Source: www.sportsrec.com ONE NATION ONE TEAM. The current methods for teaching gymnasts are extremely demanding In the growing athlete, gymnastics training places a lot of stress on the body, predisposing gymnasts to various injuries. Over the years, technical moves and stunts have become more advanced, leading to an increased number of acute and traumatic injuries. For parents and coaches, helping to prevent these injuries is critical. First and foremost, gymnastics should always be supervised to ensure equipment safety, adequate spotting and safe practice of challenging techniques. Modification of training to limit pain is also crucial to minimize overuse injuries. Source: www.childrenscolorado.org Percentage of estimated concussions and internal organ injuries by sport, 2001 – 13 From the national estimate of sports-related injuries presenting to U.S. emergency departments for children aged 5 – 18 years 10% 9% 8% 7% 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% 1% 0% Rugby Lacrosse Ice Skating Wrestling Soccer Martial Arts Volleyball Basketball Golf Tennis Ice Hockey Dancing Swimming Boxing Softball Field Hockey Cheerleading Percentage of National Estimate of Injuries, Concussion I Percentage of National Estimate of Injuries, Internal Organ Injury BISNAR|CHASE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS Superior Client Representation Follow us on Instagram! 9:41 PM O Instagram LIVE You brianchase parsa_1406 craftingfora... reymo Bisnar Chase 9:41 PM | 12014 O Instagram k m/h MPH 140 LIVE You brianchase parsa_1406 craftingfora... reymo Bisnar Chase TION. AM. 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The Danger of Child Gymnastic

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Very few other sports require the time and intensity of training as gymnastics. Not only do gymnasts need to be strong and flexible, but they also need to develop speed, balance, and grace – which c...

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