Practice Sports Safety
Participation in sports offers a lot of value to children. The children attending camps or getting ready to play on a sports team get the wonderful benefit of interacting with with others. One of the worst things about being a part of a team is having to sit on the sidelines due to an injury. That’s why First Med Urgent Care is talking about some safety tips necessary to follow so that your children can reduce their likelihood of getting hurt on the field.
First, it’s important to make sure your children received their pre-participation physical exam (PPE). Our urgent care doctors are here to serve in this regard! Second, always encourage good stretching before every practice and game. In addition, warming up with a slight jog could help loosen up those muscles.
Before, during and after the game it’s always important to have your young athletes drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink fluids 30 minutes prior to playing and every 15-20 minutes during games.
Some children may think it’s silly to wear helmets, knee pads or safety gear, but it’s vital that your sporty kids wear the appropriate equipment and properly-fitted gear to avoid injury.
Take A Rest:
Nausea, vomiting, and head injuries are no joke. If your child starts to feel ill on the field, make them take a rest. It’s better to have them sit out for a while than to continue playing and risk injury or worse conditions.
Should you find that your child has minor injuries, scrapes, fractures, or sprains First Med Urgent Care has staff on site to help. First Med Urgent Care is a walk-in urgent care medical clinic. We are open 7 days a week 8:00am – 7:30pm. No appointment is necessary to enjoy our convenient medical care, just walk in and receive prompt attention.