Exercise is valuable. Moving is fantastic. Moving exercise on a
Chiropractic Associates is an advocate of exercise.
Chiropractic Associates encourages all of our patients and families of patients to
exercise. It’s great for everyone’s overall health. Chiropractic Associates also
cautions Preston families and patients to exercise to one’s
capacity, warm up, and build up slowly when trying any new exercise routine.
But when it comes to trampolines for exercise and/or for fun, Chiropractic Associates
cautions trampoline lovers a little more earnestly due to the risks of
Preston trampoline fans often challenge
Chiropractic Associates when we express caution. So it was nice that this latest
article was published. It documents just what types of injuries are related
with trampolines from a long-term point of view. This study compiled statistics
of emergency department visits due to trampoline injuries from 2002 to 2011.
Did you know that there were an estimated 1,002,735 visits for trampoline-related injuries?
Wow! 288,876 (29.0%) of those visits were for fractures. The average age of the
kids with fractures was 9.5 years. 51.7%
were male. 95.1% of these trampoline-induced fractures occurred at home.
(1) The statistics of the body parts that are injured go on and on. You
would be dumbfounded. And beyond the bodily injury, the financial costs are
incredible: $1.002 billion for all trampoline injuries in this 10 year period: $408 million alone for fractures. (1) Even though we’re not sure how many actually
occur on Preston trampolines specifically, these numbers are
So Chiropractic Associates hates to wreck a (perceived) good time
for its Preston trampoline enthusiasts, but it’s risky. Some of our Preston patients find this hard to believe because there are
big trampoline public exercise/play facilities and trampoline exercise classes
popping up everywhere. Jumping is fun. Trampoline jumping can be competitive. Bottomline:
Trampoline jumping may be dangerous, especially for young Preston
kids. Chiropractic Associates encourages exercise and fun, but simpler, on-the-ground
activities are encouraged!
Contact Chiropractic Associates for all your Preston
chiropractic services. And don’t worry
that we’ll scold you (too much!) for trampoline fun, but you may hear us share
some concern. That’s all!
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