Exercise is good. Moving is great. Moving exercise on a
Palmer Chiropractic Center is a huge proponent of exercise.
Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages all of our patients and families of patients to
exercise. It’s great for everyone’s overall health. Palmer Chiropractic Center also
cautions Lynchburg 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, Palmer Chiropractic Center
cautions trampoline lovers a little more enthusiastically due to the risks of
Lynchburg trampoline fans often challenge
Palmer Chiropractic Center when we express caution. So it was nice that this latest
article was published. It documents just what types of injuries are associated
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 Lynchburg trampolines specifically, these numbers are
So Palmer Chiropractic Center hates to ruin a (perceived) good time
for its Lynchburg trampoline enthusiasts, but it’s risky. Some of our Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg
kids. Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages exercise and fun, but simpler, on-the-ground
activities are encouraged!
Contact Palmer Chiropractic Center for all your Lynchburg
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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