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How to Keep Your High School Athlete Injury Free

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

As a parent, one of your top priorities is keeping your children safe. And yet, reality is that you can't protect them from every potential injury, especially if they are involved in athletics. Injuries are all too common among high school athletes ­ lower back pain from playing football or a twisted ankle from a misstep in track.

But there are some things that you can do to help prevent these injuries. Here are a few ways to keep your high school athlete injury free.

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Topics: Sports

Best Running Trails and Routes in Johnson County

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 11, 2019 1:29:30 PM

Have an upcoming run on your calendar or trying to fit into your schedule more regularly? Planning ahead of time can not only help you commit to a new habit or training program but will also help reduce surprises that may otherwise break up your plans.

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Topics: Sports

Physical Therapy: What is the Kinesio Taping Method?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 11, 2019 1:28:57 PM

Football, soccer, running, even swimming -- you might have noticed the often colorful tape on athletes arms and legs. It’s not spirit wear, in fact Kinesio tape is used to treat a variety of sports-related injuries, among other things.

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Topics: Sports, Orthopedic

5 Things to Know About Joint Replacement

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 11, 2019 1:28:27 PM

If you are experiencing unbearable knee, shoulder or hip pain and physical therapy and medicines are no longer helping, not all is lost. There are options to help!

More than 1 million joint replacements are performed in the United States each year. Whether its full or partial replacement, the surgical procedure involves removing a damaged joint and inserting a prosthetic one.

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Topics: Orthopedic, Sports Medicine

The 5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 11, 2019 1:27:52 PM

Who wouldn’t like to spend more time outside? Whether you want to soak up more sunshine and relaxation or meet a new healthy challenge, it’s important to be familiar with common exercise injuries to prevent harm.

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Topics: Sports

Sports Massage Really Does Hurt So Good

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 10, 2019 3:57:43 PM

“It’s a good kind of hurt.” Sport Massage Therapy may not have the same ambiance or effects of a luxurious spa treatment, but the benefits will improve your athletic performance and help injury recovery.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

Tips for Keeping Your High School Athlete Hydrated and Healthy

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 9, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The fall sports season at local Johnson County high schools is near, and it's time to think about keeping your young athlete healthy and hydrated in the late summer heat and beyond. While coaches are educated in helping your kids stay healthy, they aren't following behind them adding up their fluid intake and clocking the number of hours they sleep.

Here are some helpful tips to keeping your student athletes in top shape so they can perform their best!

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Topics: Sports, Health Care

How to Shoulder On Through Your Pain

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 5, 2019 11:47:00 AM

Shoulder injuries happen easier than you might think and they can be painful!

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Topics: Orthopedic, Sports Medicine

Nutritional Planning for Your High School Athlete

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM

If you are the parent of a high school student, then you likely know how ravenous they can be at times. While they may want to go straight for a bag of potato chips or bottle of soda, proper nutrition is invaluable to their growth and performance as an athlete. Ensuring a proper balance of nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats) is essential to overall health, muscle development and performance. To make sure your athlete is getting the nutrition that they need, proper planning is key.

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Topics: Nutrition

How to Prepare for Orthopedic Surgery

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Surgery isn’t easy. For some, it’s especially anxiety provoking— but it doesn’t have to be.

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Topics: Surgery, Orthopedic