Your young athlete has sports activities throughout the course of the year. We know the summer can be busy, too. However, it also presents the perfect opportunity to introduce injury prevention exercises into your athlete's training program. Trust us, doing these now will make the rest of the sports year go by with significantly fewer injuries for your children and their teammates.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is encouraging kids to “play it safe” and consistently wear mouth guards and other protective gear during competitions and practices.
Football, soccer and basketball can all be hard hitting sports. Dr. Michael Sawaf at Cool Water Orthodontics wants to ensure that orthodontic patients, and their teammates, are properly protected from sports related injuries to the jaw and mouth. These injuries can include a lifetime of maintenance to repair and maintain.
Despite the risks, many kids are still not wearing mouth guards and facial protection during sporting competitions and practices. Parents, coaches and kids need to understand the prevalence of sports injuries and know that many sports injuries can be reduced or prevented by wearing the proper protective gear.
During orthodontic treatment, it is especially important for patients to wear a mouth guard to prevent injury from braces that can easily cut lips cheeks when hit and players won't additionally swallow parts of their braces. Here at Cool Water Orthodontics, free orthodontic mouth guards are provided for all our patients. If you don’t have one or lost it, call our office or stop in to pick one up during office hours, or call your orthodontist to obtain one.
If you have any questions about what type of mouth guard that will work best for you or your child, we will be happy to assist you with that.
Cool Water Orthodontics
Diplomate,The American Board Of Orthodontics
Leadership seminar presented by Becky Burleigh for U15-U16 girls at Hilton Garden Inn Wednesday May 21, 6-8pm. Parents and Coaches are invited
The medical needs of our soccer players deserve a proactive approach. This year, when you're scheduling your medical sports physicals, consider the medical team at Sporti Pediatrics, Sports and Dance Medicine (gosporti.com).
Unlike any other medical office in the area, Sporti has medical sports exams that include nutritional planning, review of psychological development, and personalized exercise programs that maximize performance while minimizing the risk for sports injuries.
Call Sporti at 472-1711 today.
Annual Sports Physical (covered with medical insurance)
All appointments include a sports-focused physical exam, a review of psychological development, and a nutritional program based on an athlete’s competitive schedule. Each visit qualifies as an annual wellness exam covered through your medical insurance policy.
The Bioassessment ($30)
Add a Bioassessment to your annual sports physical to measure strength, balance, and flexibility and how these affect your athlete’s performance. A personalized exercise plan is created to help resolve weaknesses. This 30 minute evaluation is approved for your FSA or HSA account.
Slow-motion video ($50-75)
The slow-motion video is a more accurate tool for measuring the effects of strength, balance, and flexibility on your athlete’s performance. Families receive a slow-motion video of the athlete’s performance, as well as personalized exercises that fix any identified risks for injury. Soccer players benefit from the jumping analysis ($50) or the running analysis on the only pressure sensitive treadmill in greater Nashville ($75). The evaluations are 60 minutes and are approved for your FSA or HSA account.
The Athlete Travel Kit ($75)
For athletes that receive the Annual Sports Physical, a travel kit can be constructed that stores a summary of pertinent medical information. Parents can be confident that when their young athlete travels, up-to-date medical information safely travels with them. It also encourages athletes to participate more in their own healthcare as it contains their nutritional program and exercise prescriptions. Upon receiving all outside medical records, the kit is ready for you two days after the appointment.