Spring is right here and it’s time to get your self in form for hotter climate. Stefanie Bourassa, the sports activities well being program director on the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, presents tips about the best way to stop sports-related accidents after an extended winter’s hiatus:
Q.¬† What areas of the physique are the commonest for accidents? What sorts of accidents normally happen in these areas?¬†
A.¬†¬†The commonest physique components for accidents will rely upon the age teams and exercise ranges. However general, in no specific order, within the orthopedic and musculoskeletal discipline we see numerous shoulder, hip and knee accidents. ¬†Within the shoulder the accidents could possibly be a rotator cuff tear or pressure, shoulder instability and sprains of the AC joint or the¬†acromioclavicular¬†joint. ¬†The hip‚Äôs frequent accidents are hip flexor¬†tendonopathies¬†or strains, gluteus¬†medius¬†syndrome and femoral¬†acetabular¬†impingements or¬†labral¬†pathologies. The knee we now have seen a 200% rise in ACL accidents in aggressive sports activities, however we additionally see numerous¬†patellofemoral¬†ache syndromes, meniscal tears, and quadriceps/patella¬†tendonopathies¬†and overuse accidents.¬†
Q.¬† How do therapies differ for these particular areas?
A. ¬†The orthopedic and bodily therapists work collectively to deal with these frequent accidents. ¬†When the orthopedic doctor initially seems at these accidents, they use checks and imaging to deal with whether or not the therapy may be non-surgical in nature or can be finest served with surgical procedure. ¬†Even in the midst of surgical procedure, pre-hab, or getting ready the physique half by bettering vary of movement, energy and suppleness, is usually beneficial. ¬†If the staff decides that the harm would finest be served non-surgically, a collaborative, individualized strategy can be mentioned with the bodily or occupational therapist. ¬†We work to get you higher based mostly off of what’s the finest proof in analysis but in addition based mostly off of what your particular person targets could also be.¬†
Q.¬† ¬†Are there methods to stop such accidents?
A.¬†¬†There are methods to stop accidents. ¬†We make the most of screens and checks that may determine motion patterns and physique components which may be liable to an harm. ¬†As soon as we determine these patterns, we then can work with you on¬†a energy¬†and conditioning program and/or a mobility program to enhance these actions. ¬†We truly know that the No. 1 indication of being in danger for an harm is a historical past of a earlier harm. ¬†And we additionally know that the shortcoming to steadiness on a single limb for 30 seconds can be a robust correlation. Presently, we now have a analysis venture that’s grant funded that’s engaged on harm prevention and efficiency enhancement. ¬†Dr. [Kris] Ware and I can be speaking extra about frequent accidents and methods to stop them in upcoming neighborhood talks.¬†