Minimize Your Child’s Risk of Injury This Winter Season & Scoliosis Screenings 101! - Westport Moms

3 Tips To Help Prevent Your Child’s Risk Of Injury This Winter Season!

The first snow has fallen and winter sports and activities have started. While it should all be fun and games, the risk of injury increases with colder weather. Here are three tips to help prevent your child from being injured this winter season:

  1. Teach your child the proper technique or form to participate in activities this winter season. Injuries are more common when your child doesn’t know the correct way to fall while skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating
  2. Bundle your child up this winter season with layers of warm clothing and remember to bring protective gear such as a helmet or goggles when participating in outdoor activities.
  3. Engage your child in stretching exercises to warm up their muscles, tendons, and ligaments before starting any physical activity outdoors because they are more susceptible to injury when cold.

Even when taking the best care of your child, at Coastal Orthopedics we know that accidents happen. For immediate care, visit OrthoCare Express open 7 days a week, if you or your child has sustained an injury this winter season.

Visit OrthoCare Express HERE!

Schedule Your Child’s Scoliosis Screening

It’s time to schedule a scoliosis screening for your child. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that develops gradually and typically starts to present in early childhood before puberty (or between 10-13 years old). Although individuals with mild scoliosis don’t require treatment, it’s important to get diagnosed early so doctors can monitor and evaluate the progression to see if treatment is needed. Depending on the severity, individuals may need to wear a brace until they finish growing or it may require surgery. Don’t wait, schedule an appointment to get your child screened for scoliosis with Coastal Orthopedics.

Schedule an Appointment HERE!

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