Kirk Russell Physiotherapy will be opening a clinic at King Edward’s School every Tuesday in January 2014 as part of an initiative to provide Physiotherapy onsite, but also working with various sports to incorporate injury prevention strategies. To launch this initiative I recently presented a talk on Sports Medicine in the Young Athlete to pupils, teachers and parents. The presentation focused on preventing injury in the young athlete by managing their activity workload through an integrated approach based on the principles of Long Term Athletic Development. The key points highlighted never ignore pain in the young athlete, seek early treatment and management and lastly, a plan of action is well communicated between all involved which includes the athlete themselves, the parents and the coaches, whether in the school or elsewhere. You can download my presentation here: Sports medicine in the Young Athlete