HEALTH RESOURCES
-SUMMIT ORTHOPEDICS-  
Official Sports Medicine Partner

Wave families gain access to the sports medicine expertise of Summit through on-the-field athletic training services, and same- and next-day appointments with a sports medicine specialist should injuries occur. Summit’s team has treated athletes of all levels from: Olympians, pro, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes.

MOST COMMON SOCCER INJURIES

Soccer is a lively team sport that encourages children to cultivate the active habits of a healthy lifestyle. We’ve got some information about common soccer injuries to increase your awareness and help you to take steps that can keep your child safe on the field.

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MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES

When it comes to the number of sports your child plays, Dr. Pepin advises that more is better.

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EVALUATING KNEE INJURIES

Sports-related kneecap injuries are common among young athletes. Dr. Skendzel explains when these injuries should be medically evaluated.

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ARTIFICIAL TURF SAFETY

Artificial turf is growing in popularity. But concerns have been raised about the safety of these synthetic fields. Dr. Skendzel explains what we know about the safety of artificial turf today, and what we hope to learn from research that is underway.

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YOUNG PLAYER WELLNESS

Fitness habits start us on the road to a healthy active lifestyle. How early should parents start encouraging children in sports? Dr. Skendzel shares his thoughts about how parents can cultivate good health through activity.

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THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD

The female athlete triad refers to a medical condition that is caused by the player exercising too much or eating too little, putting their health at risk.

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