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The average Premier League Club loses more than $52 million in injury-related costs each season; Joe Haden’s injury alone cost the Pittsburgh Steelers $1,944,444 last year. For the 60 million children ages 6 to 18 who play organized sports, the financial consequences of an injury may not be as great, but the price can be just as high.
Fortunately, technological tools previously reserved for elite athletes have made their way into youth sports, creating a safer sports environment.
Join us for this upcoming SportTechie Live where industry experts will discuss how injury prevention and performance technology can be used in youth sports.
Watch the full session below:
Jimmy Russoman ands Senior Manager of Injury Prevention Programs at Hospital for Special Surgery. She oversees the development and delivery of injury prevention programs for young athletes in the United States. She began her career as a strength and conditioning coach and spent several years working with collegiate athletes at Villanova University, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois. Jimmy shifted his focus to working with young athletes after a few years in the NCAA, directing the strength and conditioning programs at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. His professional interests include teaching fundamental movement skills to athletes, offering coaches the opportunity to further their education, and providing everyone interested in youth sports with tools to reduce injury risk and improve athletic performance. This interest began after he sustained an ACL injury in high school and had it reconstructed at HSS in 2006.
Dr. Sofia Ulman is the Director of the Division of Movement Sciences at Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco, Texas, and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His research focuses on lower extremity injuries and conditions, including anterior cruciate ligament injury and patellofemoral instability, as well as risk factors associated with sports specialization and overtraining. She is heavily involved in the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) society, specifically in her roles as Chair of the Sports Specialization Research Interest Group, Chair-Elect of the Injury Prevention Research Interest Group, and Chair of the Diversity Committee. .
matthew grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).Dr. Grady earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, and interned at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He completed his pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Grady is a board certified pediatrician with a Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in primary care sports medicine. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is the director of the primary care sports medicine fellowship program and is responsible for training CHOP Emergency Department fellows in musculoskeletal medicine.