With the recent “polar vortex” and multiple storms that have pounded the Midwest and East Coast, winter weather related falls and injuries are definitely a concern. Unstable surfaces from ice and snow are unavoidable winter hazards. Ankle sprains, twisted knees and back injuries are incredibly common during the cold months.
Although racecar driving isn’t often considered a sport, considerable amounts of athletic skills are necessary to bring home a win. In August, Tony Stewart broke his leg after a sprint-car crash. Nicknamed “Smoke,” Stewart has never wavered in his resolve to get back on the track. Since the injury, he’s given his leg time to heal and supplemented the healing process with physical therapy.
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.