Brain Injury Risk in Children

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Brain injuries can occur at any age, but we worry about them a lot in children.  The reason why we worry about them in children and young adults is because kids tend to be a little more aggressive and a little more active.  As a result, they find themselves in situations where they can put themselves at risk for brain injury.  It’s very important that when we’re dealing with young adults and teenagers, we understand that they have to be very careful and have to be told the importance of using proper judgment when they are exercising and not being a little too risky.

 

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Dog Bites

Dog Bites

A dog’s bark may be worse than its bite, but then again, a bite can also be bad. Being attacked by a dog can be a terrifying experience. It can leave a victim with serious, even life-threatening injuries. Every year in the United States, about 1 in 775 people seek emergency care for dog bites. Most victims are boys between the ages of 5 and 9. In children younger than 10, bites are usually around the head and neck because the child’s head and neck is near the large dog’s mouth.

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Women and Risk of Knee Injuries

Women and Risk of Knee Injuries

We are seeing a growing number of knee injuries in female athletes as females play sports that are more aggressive and require more turning, twisting and changing. The actual injuries can occur, and when they occur, it can cause problems with strength and flexibility. One of the issues is a woman has more joint laxity. As a result, when she moves or shifts, there actually can be a shift in increased pressure on the tendons and ligaments. With that pressure can come stretching and ultimately knee injuries.

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Injury and the Role of Physical Therapy

Injury and the Role of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can play a big role in injury. The key with physical therapy is to get a therapist who understands you and to listen to what the therapist says. Many people don’t. What they actually do is they go on their own path or they quit at a certain point. What you need to do is you need to actually take advantage of the therapy and you need to do whatever you can to try to be consistent. The key with physical therapy, once again, is consistency; an approach which allows you to get the most out of what you can do. We really think that’s important.

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