Exercise is excellent. Moving is great. Moving exercise on a
Johnson Chiropractic is a big supporter of exercise.
Johnson Chiropractic encourages all of our patients and families of patients to
exercise. It’s great for everyone’s overall health. Johnson Chiropractic also
cautions Richmond families and patients to exercise to one’s
capacity, warm up, and build up slowly when trying any new exercise routine.
But when it comes to trampolines for exercise and/or for fun, Johnson Chiropractic
cautions trampoline lovers a little more vigorously due to the risks of
Richmond trampoline fans often challenge
Johnson Chiropractic when we express caution. So it was nice that this latest
article was published. It documents just what types of injuries are linked
with trampolines from a long-term point of view. This study compiled statistics
of emergency department visits due to trampoline injuries from 2002 to 2011.
Did you know that there were an estimated 1,002,735 visits for trampoline-related injuries?
Wow! 288,876 (29.0%) of those visits were for fractures. The average age of the
kids with fractures was 9.5 years. 51.7%
were male. 95.1% of these trampoline-induced fractures occurred at home.
(1) The statistics of the body parts that are injured go on and on. You
would be dumbfounded. And beyond the bodily injury, the financial costs are
incredible: $1.002 billion for all trampoline injuries in this 10 year period: $408 million alone for fractures. (1) Even though we’re not sure how many actually
occur on Richmond trampolines specifically, these numbers are
So Johnson Chiropractic hates to throw a wet blanket on a (perceived) good time
for its Richmond trampoline enthusiasts, but it’s risky. Some of our Richmond patients find this hard to believe because there are
big trampoline public exercise/play facilities and trampoline exercise classes
popping up everywhere. Jumping is fun. Trampoline jumping can be competitive. Bottomline:
Trampoline jumping may be dangerous, especially for young Richmond
kids. Johnson Chiropractic encourages exercise and fun, but simpler, on-the-ground
activities are encouraged!
Contact Johnson Chiropractic for all your Richmond
chiropractic services. And don’t worry
that we’ll scold you (too much!) for trampoline fun, but you may hear us share
some concern. That’s all!