May 31, 2019

7 tips to get in the game and play sports safely this spring

By Karl Oestreich

By Jennifer Matarese

Spring is here and with it, the desire to get back outside and play your favorite sport, or maybe you or your child wants to learn a new one. Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, has seven tips on how you and your family can stay safe while having fun and enjoying your favorite activities. First, don't forget to work on your core training, especially for runners. "The core is the platform from which you propel force," Dr. Laskowski said. "Also strength training will help you from getting leg injuries, muscle strains, or muscle overload injuries."

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Context: Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, sports performance optimization, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries.

Contact: Rhoda Fukushima Madson

Tags: Dr. Edward Laskowski, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Uncategorized, WABC-7 NYC, weekend warriors

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