Preventing injuries for student athletes

HOUSTON – Dr. Randal Camarillo, an orthopedic surgeon with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, shares tips to keep student athletes active at home and prevent injuries during the offseason.

If a student’s sport isn’t taking place, they can continue doing sport-specific activities at home – biking, walking, jogging. For sports players (football, basketball, soccer, basketball, etc.) the athlete can do drills at home – for example: basketball players can do dribbling drills; football players, if they have the right environment, can set up props to do the drills they need to do. The idea is to get creative and stay active!

Memorial Hermann’s Return to Play Program offers athletes an integrated team of sports medicine professionals specializing in working with injured athletes to maximize performance outcomes and vastly cut the chance of being sidelined again. To learn more visit, ironman.memorialhermann.org or call 713- 222-2273.