Stop Sports Injuries

Stop Sports Injuries

The development of the STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries campaign was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in early 2007. The comprehensive public outreach program focuses on the importance of sports safety-specifically relating to overuse and trauma injuries. The initiative not only raises awareness and provides education on injury reduction, but also highlights how playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.

Unfortunately there is no similar initiative in the UK. The Stop Sports Injuries website has a wealth of information to promote healthy sports participation in children something that we at Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics feel strongly about.

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