Keeping young athletes in the game is a matter of caring for the whole person, including the heart, mind and musculoskeletal system. Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Program offers a multidisciplinary team approach to sports health management that incorporates screening, evaluation, injury prevention training and performance optimization, as well as comprehensive injury management. The program offers free EKG screenings to identify athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death as well as assessments to support athletes in preventing common sports injuries. If a child does suffer an injury, his or her interdisciplinary team of orthopedic, neurologic and rehabilitation specialists are dedicated to getting the young athlete back in the game and participating in athletics as quickly and safely as possible. The team is among the most experienced in the region in providing care for young athletes, including elite competitors participating at the national level. Nicklaus Children’s new Sports Health Center in Pinecrest offers comprehensive sports prevention and rehabilitation services, all focused on the young athlete; NicklausChildrens.org/SportsHealth.
When we first profiled Barbara & Tino Peña and their family 11 years ago in a wildly popular “Super Parents!” feature, their four children ranged in age from 10 months to 8 years old. Today, the parents are the wiser for it and their kids have grown up right before their very eyes.
Nostalgia is in the air as we re-introduce you to a few Key Biscayne mothers we’ve profiled over the years to see what it was like raising their kids on the island now that they are all grown up.