High school sports are experiences that can mold a young person and make memories that last a lifetime. There are over 4 million boys and 3 million girls who participate in high school sports across the United States each year. Sports injuries are the number one cause of injury in individuals under 18 years of age. With the concerning trends of increasing rates of specific injuries, like knee ligament tears and concussions, and the growing epidemics of physical inactivity and childhood obesity, there is a great need for champions to promote exercise, injury prevention and healthy lifestyle behaviors for our young students.
The UCSF PlaySafe program is the community outreach program of the UCSF Department of Orthopedics and has been working in high schools around the Bay Area since 2002. Our dedicated staff of certified athletic trainers and physicians help provide high quality sports medicine care and event coverage, as well as, health education and advice to young athletes. By offering up to date information to athletes, coaches and parents, and cutting edge treatments and prevention programs, we strive to keep our youth performing to their highest potential to help them achieve their goals and dreams on the field and in later life.
Thank you for your interest in the UCSF PlaySafe Sports Medicine Program.
|Anthony Luke, MD|
|Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine|
|PlaySafe Program Director|