Category: injury prevention

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 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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Muscle Strains: Treatment and Prevention

September 27, 2018

When the muscle becomes overstretched or torn, a strain occurs. While this type of injury can be seen within any muscle in the body, it is most common within the neck, shoulder, lower back and hamstring, which is the muscle behind the thigh. Muscle strains can limit movement and cause pain. It is important to […]

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Common Fall Sports Injuries

September 5, 2018

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, just last year, nearly 8 million kids participated in sports. As football returns to our normal weekend routine this fall, so will sports-related injuries. It’s important to prepare properly for sports season, and we’ve listed a few of the common fall injuries and ways to […]

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Managing Low Back Pain

August 30, 2018

Did you know that about one in four Americans have experienced low back pain? This means just about everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life. This can happen from lifting something heavy, or can occur from a degenerative condition like arthritis. While back pain can be difficult to deal with, there […]

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Golfer’s Elbow: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

August 15, 2018

Did you know that golfer’s elbow can happen from gripping or swinging clubs incorrectly or too forcefully? Golf isn’t the only sport that can cause this injury. Activities that require repeatedly bending and straightening the elbow can cause golfer’s elbow as well, such as racket sports like tennis and throwing sports like baseball. Causes Golfer’s […]

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When Do I Start Training for my Marathon?

August 2, 2018

Fall will be here soon, and training season will hit full swing for the marathons that take place in the cooler months. It takes time to properly train for races of this length, and it’s best to know some tips and tricks to make sure you have plenty of time to prepare and recover. Start […]

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Exercise in Older Adults

July 27, 2018

Did you know that just one out of four people between the ages of 65 and 74 exercise regularly? Some may feel like they’re too out of shape, or too old to exercise. However, that simply isn’t the case. In this blog post, we’re going to break down the questions people typically ask about exercising […]

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Concussions: Ways to Treat and Prevent

July 18, 2018

Did you know that some of the most common sports-related injuries are concussions? Every year, an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States. As you prepare for the school year and sports season to begin, now is a great time to discuss sports-related injuries. Concussions are mildly traumatic […]

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