The San Francisco 49ers’ NaVarro Bowman recently suffered a knee injury that may have cost his team an opportunity to play in the Superbowl XLVIII. Shortly after completing a red zone catch, Bowman’s teammate hit Seahawks’ receiver Jermaine Kearse knocking Kearse into Bowman. Bowman’s knee bent inward and he fell to the ground. Preliminary reports say that Bowman tore his left anterior collateral ligament (ACL) and left medial collateral ligaments (MCL).
In the last game of 2013, the New York Giants’ Eli Manning sustained a high ankle sprain. He was hit by a defensive on the opposing team and his leg twisted as he fell to the ground. He continued to play in the first half of the game but opted to sit out for the second half. He left the stadium wearing a boot and using crutches.
Football is a dangerous sport and injuries are plentiful. In early November, the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone fracture. The collarbone, also known as the clavicle, behaves as a strut for the shoulder that allows the arm to move freely.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Jeff Sadaya of Cross Bay Physical Therapy in Howard Beach, NY will be educating the local Ozone Park senior community on balance and fall prevention. This interactive lecture followed by Q & A for the therapist will take place at the Catholic Charities Ozone Park Senior Citizen Center tomorrow, Thursday December 19th starting at 10:30am.
How do you know when your injury is serious and requires a visit to a physical therapist? When faced with the onset of any ache or pain, most people take a few days off from the rigorous activity that brought on the injury. Patients are advised to think of the RICE formula that stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation to speed up healing.