October 4 Sports Injuries in Youth Athletics
David Bell, UW Department of Kinesiology: Athletic Training, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Dr. David Bell, PhD, ATC, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. David teaches in the Athletic Training Program and serves as the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory. He was named the 2017 New Investigator of the Year for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
Earlier this year David, and researchers from across campus, produced a groundbreaking study which examines whether or not more young people are focusing their efforts on excelling at a single sport, instead of playing a variety through the seasons. His research was awarded the 2017 STOP Sports Injuries Award for best research paper on youth sports injury prevention at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (co-author).
If there is a key takeaway for young athletes and their parents, Bell says simply, “Make sure your children are getting breaks in competition.”
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