Monthly Tip - February 2015

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

There are quite a few conditions that plague young players the most common being Osgood Schlatter's “disease”. Parents and players (and coaches ) tend to know very little about this until it strikes and then find their child is unable to play. Control of quadriceps strength and flexibility is key to avoidance. Quad strength tends to increase automatically when young players start to train at a demanding level and if muscles get tight and growth takes place then OGS is almost inevitable.

Read this article thoroughly and you may just avoid being affected.