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Dr. David Kovacevic Discussed Sports Injury Prevention on lohud

August 9, 2018

Chief of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine service at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital David Kovacevic, MD was featured in the lohud article “Injury Prevention for Our Contact Athletes” as an expert on sports injury prevention. The article discusses the ways athletes can prevent traumatic and overuse injuries in contact sports and what to do if an injury does occur. Dr. Kovacevic on the best ways to prevent different types of contact injuries:

“At NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence and Columbia Orthopedics, we have the athlete focus on neck strengthening as it has been found to reduce the risk for concussion in our high school athletes. In addition, our contact and collision athletes are counseled on the importance of strengthening and stabilizing several different muscle groups around the shoulder, including the rotator cuff, deltoid and shoulder blade muscles. This will help mitigate the risk of shoulder injury and shoulder dislocation. To reduce the risk of knee injury, we place a strong emphasis on the athlete engaging in proper technique during training sessions, including correct posture and body control, straight leg alignment, knee-over-toe position and soft landings. These concepts are reinforced by focusing on core and leg strengthening as well as balance and agility exercises.”

Read the complete article here for more tips on preventing injuries in athletes.

Follow Dr. Kovacevic on Twitter to learn more about his practice.

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