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Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent's Survival Guide

Myatt Murphy Tommy John



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Da Capo Lifelong
31 July 2018
Sports injuries & medicine; Popular medicine & health; Sports & outdoor recreation
Dr. Tommy John's invaluable guide to prevent and heal youth sports injuries Beginning as early as age 6 and continuing through the teenage years and on into their twenties, young athletes are more at risk of serious injuries at younger ages than ever before. Dr. Tommy John, son of lefty pitcher Tommy John and also a chiropractor, offers a practical guide to preventing and healing sports injuries. Dr. John explores the sudden rise of Tommy John surgeries being performed on young athletes today, as well as the many injuries--and the surgeries required to fix them-- increasing at an alarming rate in baseball and all youth sports. Dr. John's book outlines the three top causes behind this injury epidemic : The American lifestyle, the business of youth sports (from coaches to corporations), and the mistakes we're making through lifestyle decisions. Maximize Your Kid's Sports Performance...and Minimize Injury shares the four key game-changers that will help prevent and heal injuries: Rethink, Replenish, Rebuild, and Recover. Each of these four sections includes a daily checklist that gauges how well young athletes are doing in each of the four areas. Though most of the book focuses on prevention, it also offers tips on how to tailor the advice for athletes coming back from an injury, with over 120 black and white photographs.
By:   Myatt Murphy, Tommy John
Imprint:   Da Capo Lifelong
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 181mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   448g
ISBN:   9780738233802
ISBN 10:   0738233803
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   31 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Tommy John operates Tommy John Performance and Healing Center out of San Diego, a private practice that provides both athletes and entire families with integrative, individualized care plans and treatment to improve their quality of life by reducing physical and emotional pain from injury and aging and minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. Dr. John has Master Degrees in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University, in Marietta, Georgia.

Reviews for Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent's Survival Guide

This book will serve as an excellent primer for any sports parent (or coach) who needs a real guidebook on how to train and train properly. --Rick Wolff, Ask Coach Wolff A great prescription for movement, diet, and other exercises that will help your athletes stay healthy and perform better. --Changing the Game Project A straightforward, sensible program of strength-building, nutrition, and injury avoidance for young athletes...[It] wisely warns parents against 'pushing a passion on their progeny' and will help them ensure their active kids' health. --Publishers Weekly Tommy John was one of the fiercest competitors I've ever managed in my career. He never quit--and his son has that same spirit when it comes to protecting kids from what's wrong in youth sports today. --Tommy Lasorda, two-time World Series champion manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers Parents are worried about their children being cut from the team, when they should be concerned about needless surgery and an epidemic of injury due to overuse. This book serves as a wakeup call for us all! --Randy Cross, three-time Super Bowl Champion and football analyst Too much organized sports at a young age is bad for nearly all American tweens and teens. Dr. Tommy John's Minimize Injury Maximize Performance is an invaluable guide to reducing young people's orthopedic problems associated with contemporary sports mania.' --Gregg Easterbrook, author, The Game's Not Over

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