Sports Medicine and Kids

Castle Connolly MedicalThe pressure for young athletes to perform in sports, especially those with subjective judging and weight classes, can unintentionally lead to eating disorders. In fact, a recent study found that 75 percent of gymnasts who were told they were overweight by a coach began purging and extreme dieting. Specialists at Atlantic Health System’s Eating Disorders Program say it’s critically important for parents and coaches to understand the psychological and physical signs of an eating disorder, so they can intervene before it leads to long-term health complications. Our team answered questions on athletes and more in a recent interview for Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Read the full Q&A >


Sports Medicine and Kids Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System's classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.
 
Concussion Support Group
Student athletes who have had a concussion are invited with their parents to share experiences and learn how concussions can affect cognitive function.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:00 to 8:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, 5th Floor, Conference Room 1


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