Trampoline Park Injuries, Emergency Room Visits Rising

As more families play at trampoline parks, the number of children heading to the emergency room for related injuries has soared, a new study shows. The most common injuries treated at the emergency room were for sprains and fractures. Serious injuries included open fractures and spinal cord injuries, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics. […]

Electronics Overuse May Cause Orthopaedic Injuries in Kids

Parents need to monitor the amount of time their children use technology to help them avoid hand and spine problems, a group of orthopaedic surgeons recommends. Whether it’s video games, the smart phone or the laptop, children who spend too much time using today’s technology are winding up with overuse injuries, according to the American Academy […]

Don’t Let Exercise Take a Holiday During Vacation

Many people just want to relax on vacation but if you want to stay fit and avoid gaining weight while you’re away, make exercise a part of your travel plans. It may also help you enjoy your trip a bit more. Exercise has been shown to help people sleep better and improve their mood, in […]

Owning a Dog May Help Seniors Improve Health and Weight

When it comes to improving your health and weight, your dog may be able to show you a few tricks. A new study finds that older adults who are also dog owners tend to be in better health from the bond they share with their canine companions. Not only do dog owners over the age […]

Lifting Weights May Help Older Adults Live Longer

Lifting weights can strengthen your bones and joints but a new study suggests another benefit – longevity. People over 65 who met strength-training guidelines at least twice a week lowered their odds of dying from any cause by 46 percent, according to a new analysis published in the journal Preventive Medicine. They also were 41 […]

Safety Tips to Prevent Orthopaedic Injuries from Lawn Mowers

As spring weather encourages grass to grow, orthopaedic surgeons say parents need to keep a watchful eye on children who are often severely injured by lawn mowers. Despite warnings, operating instructions and safety tips, hundreds of children still need emergency care for injuries caused by lawn mowers every year. Many require amputations, according to the American […]

Beginning a Running Program

By Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Clinical Coordinator Lee Beasley MSPT, OSC Before beginning a running program, many people like to set goals to keep them on track. Whether your motivation is independent or social, the right plan can go a long way towards your overall success. As with anyone beginning physical fitness, we […]

Caring for Newborn, Improper Lifting Puts Parents at Risk for Back Pain

New parents expect sleepless nights, crying spells and lots of laundry when they bring their baby home from the hospital. They probably should add back pain to the list, too. Fortunately, these new parents, especially mothers, can prevent the back pain that often accompanies caring for a new baby by losing pregnancy weight, strengthening muscles […]

Prevent Sprains, Fractures by Avoiding Distracted Walking

Much like texting while driving, using a cell phone to talk, text or listen to music while walking is causing a rising number of injuries – from scrapes and bruises to sprains and fractures. In fact, the number of emergency department hospital visits for injuries such as these more than doubled between 2004 and 2010, […]

Lose Weight to Battle Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

Losing a substantial amount of weight can help protect knees from osteoarthritis and slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage, a new MRI study finds. Patients who lost more than 10 percent of their body weight during the study had the best results, according to lead author Alexandra Gersing, MD, from the Department of Radiology […]