SMART Kids

Who? 

  • Children participating in formal sport 

  • Travel team leagues

  • Parents who have questions don't know whom to ask

  • Professional athletes

Why?​

  • About 3 million avid sports competitors 14 years of age and under experience sports injuries annually, which causes some loss of time of participation in the sport.

  • 30% of soccer injuries can be prevented

  • Well-meaning parents and good coaches STILL assume it’s either 'growing pains' or just part of participating in a sport.

  • I am a mom

Sports

In depth discussion about sports history, practice habits and video analysis of sport. Having this awareness gives an opportunity to plug gaps and develop strategies to overall sport development.

Muscle Bone Health

Provides tools to differentiate between joint pains and injuries. Offers training to parents using the SMA approach developed in Australia.

Agility

Understanding crucial times and windows in a child development to work on these skills due to neuroplasticity.

Running

The basis of most sports and training. Teaching a child to run sets the foundation for life.

Training

Discuss age appropriate training techniques and red flag potential training problems in ages starting from age 4 into teenagers​.

My first sports job at age 22 was a national cricket camp in India. In those days I just conducted formal tests on paper and analyzed by hand. Results were shocking; over 30% of the boys aged 12-16 had flat feet, 15% hyperlordotic spines and 60% were hypermobile. 

 

Then when I did similar tests on professional teams the percentage of pronated feet and spine issues were comparable.
 

Today, when I take my kids to track and sports, I see kids with these issues and there is no one to guide the parents. Kids are having fun but they are overloading their body which sets the stage for future injury.
 

Current Kid clients include: 

  • Competitive equestrian 

  • Squash

  • Tennis 

  • Rock climbing

  • Cross country

  • Swim 

  • Soccer

  • Dance

  • Wrestling