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Kids and Sports Injuries – Keeping Them Safe

Even though the month of September and Child Safety Month are coming to a close, we wanted to leave you with some ever important information to help you keep your children safe, while playing sports, all year long!

Did you know more than 3.5 million children suffer injuries, while playing sports, that are severe enough to require medical attention? Keeping your kids active in sports is healthy and fun, but it can also put them at risk of injury.  Most of these injuries are preventable.

The most common types of injuries that occur during youth sports are ankle sprains, muscle strains, broken bones, heat-related conditions, and more recently, concussions.  Safe Kids USA teaches parents, youth coaches, and children themselves about prevention and preparation regarding sports related injuries. They encourage parents and coaches to know and practice the rules of safety during practices and on game day.

Here are some easy-to-use tools…

Sports Safety Tip Sheet for Parents and Coaches and Sports Parents:  Safety Checklist.

Injuries to your child can occur anywhere, not only while playing organized sports.  Visit Safe Kids USA for more tips on preventing injuries at home, at play, and on the way.  If your child does end up with an orthopedic injury, visit CastCoverZ! for functional and fashionable products designed to cover casts, orthotic walking boots, splints and braces, and companion products to bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients.

 

Keeping Our Children Safe and Break Free

As back-to-school time is arriving, keeping our children safe during summer activities, especially avoiding broken bones is at the top of any parent’s list.  Annette d. Giacomazzi, Founder and Owner of CastCoverZ!, is an expert when it comes to broken bones (and avoiding them!)  She has provided some helpful advice on how to keep kids break-free, in their latest press release “Help the Kids Stay Break-Free This Summer.”

Did you know thousands of children are treated for playground related injuries each year?  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons considers these numbers alarming enough to provide the following playground safety tips, in their press release “How Safe is Your Child’s Playground?

CastCoverZ! provides functional and fashionable products designed to cover casts, orthotic walking boots, splints and braces, and companion products; such as CastCooler, DryPro, and CastShield, to bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients.

Annette d. Giacomazzi and CastCoverZ!

In addition to keeping our kids safe during summer activities and on playgrounds specifically, going to and from school and staying safe while at school are just as important!  School is where children spend the majority of their time, outside of their own home; thus, the National Crime Prevention Council has provided some advice for parents on making sure their kids stay safe at school and while traveling to and from, in “What Parents Can Do to Keep Kids Safe at School.”

As a parent, we all strive to keep our children as safe as possible.  With resources available to us, like those above, keeping our children safe is a very attainable goal!