Easter Thrills Lead to Spills

27/03/2018

Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield provides servicing to many near by Inner West suburbs including Belmore, Strathfield and Croydon park. See our weekly blog below if you are interested in new research, facts, general information or ideas.

“Mom sues for $112K over alleged Easter egg hunt injury”

Last year, a lady involved in an Easter egg hunt was knocked off her feet and tore her meniscus (cartilage) in her knee. This is a severe injury and can generally be damaged with twisting and shearing forces of the knee.

This is however not the most common injury over the holiday season though…

Spinal Life Australia has come out to say spinal injuries in fact spike typically in the holiday periods. Last year they released a statement saying 1 in 4 will sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury in QLD. More then 30 % of these injuries are sustained in a car accident.

A peer support officer stated the obvious by saying:

"The risks of sustaining a spinal injury are increased over this period because people are in celebration mode. They're driving long distances, usually in a short amount of time and there's an increased number of distractions while driving such as mobile phones, in-built DVD players, sound systems and navigation devices.”

Our team at Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy in Belfield have developed some strategies to reduce common injuries during the break…

  1. Reduce your sitting or standing time, or take breaks

    • Prolonged sitting or standing can lead to short term injuries like lower back pain.

    • Present idea: incorporate some sort of protocol to remind yourself to change positions every so often to avoid niggles, aches and pain.

  2. Get active

    • Many people decide to take extended breaks from exercise during holiday seasons. However, the human body doesn’t like too much change and the body is designed to move – so breaking from movement/ exercise and sitting around more may cause a niggle, ache or pain.

    • Present idea: go for a walk with family or friends; make it a social activity and it will seem less like exercise and more like a social event.

  3. Don’t ignore pain

    • If you have injured yourself after preparing an 8-course meal during the Easter period, do not push through your pain or force yourself to attend planned activities. It is recommended to consult a local physiotherapist for proper treatment to ensure the optimal recovery.

    • Present idea: Contact Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy in Belfield to discuss your options.

 

The information can be used to gain a better understanding and to become aware of Easter Injuries. To find out more about how we can help improve your injury, or to book in for a consultation you can contact us via our Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness contact us page, or book online here.

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