Off-season training isn’t just for athletes with hopes of one day playing on college teams, or those competing at a high level. UW Health Sports Performance coach Alison Regal explains that most youth athletes can benefit – although how they approach it and the benefits they gain will be different depending on their age.
To figure out what’s best, it is helpful to understand the
different developmental stages.
Haley Jinkerson is a
14-year-old from Monroe, WI who has cystic fibrosis. This is her take on the
movie Five Feet Apart.
Being a cystic fibrosis
patient myself, I was so excited when I heard ‘Five Feet Apart’ was coming out.
I was even more excited when I found out that Cole Sprouse was going to be a
lead actor in it. I went and saw it opening night with both of my parents.
epilepsy on its own can seem like a tall mountain to climb for any child, but
kids with epilepsy often struggle with other things like sleep, diet and
Sleep and Epilepsy
is an essential part of managing epilepsy and getting too much or too little
sleep can have a
significant effect on children with epilepsy. Eight to ten hours of quality
sleep per night and sticking with a sleep routine is a recommended way to help
epilepsy isn’t like getting braces, going to the movies, or getting your first
cell phone – not every teen goes through it. So understandably, it can be tough
for children and teens to talk to their friends about epilepsy and how they can
help in the moment of a seizure.
the conversation might be a little uncomfortable, but your child may be
pleasantly surprised at how understanding and helpful their friends will be.
There is a good chance they will take an interest in wanting to learn more
about epilepsy and could become part of the support team.
parents have looked at their beloved child or toddler and had a thought zip
across their minds.
Hey, wait a minute. Is my child walking funny?
Maybe, says Blaise Nemeth, MD, a pediatric orthopedist at American Family Children’s Hospital. Most walking issues fall on a spectrum of normal, and the chances are good that the issue will correct itself without medical intervention.