Avoiding Summer Activity Injuries

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1From golf, soccer, and other warm-weather sports to pool time and days at the beach – there’s no shortage of opportunities for fun, or injuries, this summer.

Thankfully, there are also some pretty simply ways to stay safe and enjoy the season.
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Summer’s Hidden Pool Dangers

r246101_1005178Headed to the pool with your family and friends this summer? Few warm-weather past times are more fun when it comes to beating the heat, but all that pool time doesn’t come without risk.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of injury death for kids ages 1 to 4, and the fifth leading cause of death for people of of all ages.
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The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Gait training physical therapyAs summer temperatures continue to rise, many of us are seeking out the nearest pool to beat the heat. But there’s more to get from your time in the water than a fun reprieve from the sun.

Water workouts and aquatic therapy offer a wide variety of health benefits, too, and bonus – they’re great for people of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels when it comes to recovering from sports injuries, joint pain or injury, post-surgical recovery, orthopedic conditions and injury, and more.
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3 Low-Impact Moves to Ease Pain

Gait training physical therapyWhen we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.

Give these three options a try:

Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
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