November 2012 - Orthopaedics Plus

About Holiday Safety

Many common holiday activities can cause injuries that can make any festive season anything but jolly.

For example, approximately 39,700 people were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries during the 2010 holiday season, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, more than 12,100 visits to emergency departments resulted from activities related to decorating for the holiday season.

Postpartum Exercise: Creating a Healthy Body Post-baby

Most mothers will agree that exercise after delivery can be challenging; your body has been tested to its limits, you’re getting little to no sleep, and you have a new life to care for 24 hours a day. But after their bodies have been through such stress and weight fluctuation, exercise can help new mothers lose excess weight and feel better.

Snow Shoveling

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition.

Dynamic Stretching vs. Static Stretching

As coaches and trainers we will perform anything from plyometrics to sprinting to reduce injury and increase performance. The real question is whether the type of stretching we chose to perform before activity will have an affect on the performance and injury levels of our athletes.

Preventing ACL Injury

As teens return to high school and start practicing varsity sports, parents sit on the sidelines and hope it’s not their child that has a serious injury like an ACL tear. Which types of athletes are at a higher risk for ACL injuries? What can athletes do to prevent them.