Category: Injury Prevention

The Effects of Stress on Your Body

March 5, 2020

Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations – whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. The effects of stress can impact the body in […]

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3 Risk Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

January 23, 2020

You’ve likely felt it – a tingling sensation or pain through your hand after typing on a keyboard all day. Many people who work at desk jobs and spend large amounts of time on computers are often wary of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. But how do you know that what you’re feeling is actually carpal […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Athletic Trainers

January 9, 2020

Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who practice in the field of sports medicine. You’ve likely seen a certified athletic trainer on-site at a sporting event any may have wondered what their day-to-day job entails. Their roles and responsibilities may vary, depending on the environment, yet in every setting, they remain a crucial […]

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Shoulder Dislocation: What You Need to Know

December 20, 2019

The shoulder joint, also called the ball-and-socket joint, is the body’s most mobile joint. The downside of this mobility is that the joint is more susceptible to shoulder dislocation. Symptoms of Shoulder Dislocation Your shoulder becomes dislocated when the top of your upper arm bone, which is shaped like a ball, pops out of the […]

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What to do When You Have a Bunion

September 12, 2019

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Years of abnormal motion and pressure on the joint forces the big toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump. The joint at the base of your big toe carries much of your weight […]

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Playground Safety: How You Can Prevent Injuries

August 22, 2019

As back-to-school season hits and you race to the park to soak up the last days of summer, it’s important to know how you can keep your kids safe on the playground. Each year, more than 200,000 kids are treated in hospital emergency rooms for playground-related injuries. Faulty equipment, rough surfaces and reckless behavior can […]

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How to Tell If You Have a Strained, Sprained or Broken Ankle

August 16, 2019

Sometimes in life, we are just plain clumsy. While slips and falls often result in hurt pride, they can also leave you with more serious injuries such as strains, sprains or breaks. When the injury occurs in a joint, like the ankle, it can be hard to tell how serious it is. The treatment process […]

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How to Prevent a Hernia

June 13, 2019

June is Hernia Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of the warning signs and treatment options for hernias. A hernia develops when a section of your intestine, or other tissue in your abdomen, pushes through a layer of muscle that has become weakened. The pain associated with a hernia can […]

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Common Baseball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

April 25, 2019

As April comes to a close, we are in the thick of baseball, softball and t-ball season. Kids and adults alike are headed to their local diamond in hopes of hitting a homerun – or at least making it on base. While time at the ballpark can be fun for the whole family, injuries do […]

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Improve Bone and Joint Health in the New Year

December 19, 2018

The new year is a time for change. It’s a time to break old habits and start building new ones. The beginning of a new year holds countless opportunities to become a better version of yourself, to take on new challenges and to try new things. As 2019 fast approaches, we hope you’ll consider spending […]

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