Injuries caused by school sports

30th, January 2015

Sport and health are often talked of in the same breath, and more often than not, parents encourage their children to participate in sport for all the best reasons. Getting fit, being part of a team, spending less time in front of a variety of screens and setting up a lifetime of activity and enthusiasm. But there are down sides to sport, and that is the potential for injury. With the cup competitions in sport beginning in the New Year, it is an opportune time to consider managing the risk of injury for young people.

Sport and health are often talked of in the same breath, and more often than not, parents encourage their children to participate in sport for all the best reasons. Getting fit, being part of a team, spending less time in front of a variety of screens and setting up a lifetime of activity and enthusiasm.  But there are down sides to sport, and that is the potential for injury. With the cup competitions in sport beginning in the New Year, it is an opportune time to consider managing the risk of injury for young people.

It is parents’ role to manage risk for their children. The injury that occurs on the pitch, court or track leads to a visit to the A&E, and then to a visit to a specialist, all of which can be time consuming, or involve a long wait.

With a H3 Health Insurance policy, the risk can be managed and the reward is a faster recovery process. H3 Health Insurance works in direct partnership with Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast. Most injuries apart from serious head injury can be seen there.  The emphasis of getting sports injuries through casualty in minutes rather than hours can have long term implications for our promising young sports players.

Read the full blog about school sports injuries on our sister site H3 Health Insurance.

photo credit: Kirk Wilkinson via photopin 


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