Sports Injury Chiropractic Treatment St Paul MN
Nothing says summer like fun in the sun and time to enjoy the great outdoors and the awaited anticipation of our children’s’ fun and play time. Kids are kids. They need to live, play and learn. Kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble. It’s all part of being a kid, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. But, kids do things on a daily basis that could potentially land them in an emergency room, with a sprained or strain, or a broken bone to be casted or sutured up.
Physical activity means healthy and happy kids!
As parents, we do our best to ensure their safety without compromising their willingness and ability to take risks. Yet, emergency rooms across the country call summertime ‘the trauma season. More than 3 million children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to sports and recreation. This includes sports, such as football and basketball, as well as activities, such as playing on a playground, scooter riding and trampolining. And every two minutes, a child is treated in an emergency department for an unintentional cycle-related injury.
Read the complete 2012 Bicycling, Skating, and Skateboard Safety Fact Sheet
Injuries peak during the summer months (May to August) because children are supervised less, have more free time and engage in more outdoor activities. Don’t take a vacation from safety. Close supervision, proper protective gear, and other simple prevention steps will help your child avoid danger.
Encourage children to drink water before, during and after any athletic activities or play. It’s important! Check out this video from Hydration Nation.
Your kids love summer! They don’t have to go to school; they can stay up late and best of all? They can play ALL DAY! They usually they don’t even think about the possibility of getting hurt or seriously injured. That’s why parents have to. Make sure their happy memories are also safe ones. From the heat to pools to bike riding, parents need to be on alert. Kids are everywhere and parents should be too! Don’t let a sports or personal injury spoil the day.
Obviously, as parents we want what’s best for our children. We want them to be happy and most importantly, we want them to be healthy. That means making Minnesota Chiropractic checkups as a regular part of their health care routine. Annual physicals are important because they help to discover health problems that may interfere with either participating in sports or daily life.