Exercise is good. Moving is fantastic. Moving exercise on a
Spinal Care Clinic is a huge proponent of exercise.
Spinal Care Clinic encourages all of our patients and families of patients to
exercise. It’s great for everyone’s overall health. Spinal Care Clinic also
cautions Burlington and Hamilton 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, Spinal Care Clinic
cautions trampoline lovers a little more enthusiastically due to the risks of
Burlington and Hamilton trampoline fans often challenge
Spinal Care Clinic 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 Burlington and Hamilton trampolines specifically, these numbers are
So Spinal Care Clinic hates to ruin a (perceived) good time
for its Burlington and Hamilton trampoline enthusiasts, but it’s risky. Some of our Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton
kids. Spinal Care Clinic encourages exercise and fun, but simpler, on-the-ground
activities are encouraged!
Contact Spinal Care Clinic for all your Burlington and Hamilton
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!