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SEE OMNI IN ACTION

Are you one of the 25% of people aged 18-65 or the 67% of people over age 65 that suffer from bunions?

OMNI Orthopedics’ very own Ronald Cohen, DPM will be a featured speaker for Aultman Health Foundation’s HealthTalks on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6-7:30pm at Aultman West.

Dr. Cohen will be presenting a lecture entitled Bunions, which will provide an overview of where bunions come from and why they cause pain. He will also discuss state-of-the art treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical, that are available for treatment.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To register, please call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up by clicking here. http://www.aultman.org/healthwellness/Wellness-Resources/healthtalkspeakersseries/sign-up-for-a-health-talk

If you have any further questions or concerns in regards to your foot pain, please contact OMNI at 330-492-9200 to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. At OMNI, we’ll keep you on your feet. 
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Rah Rah Rhee: Protecting Cheerleaders from Injury

Pump, pump, and pump it up!

According to a national study, 3.5 million people participate in the sport of cheerleading. While it began with uniformed individuals helping to lead an audience into cheering for a team, modern cheerleading incorporates the former with a hybrid of dance and gymnastics. As such, cheerleaders are at much greater risk for injury. 

What Are the Most Common Injuries Related to Cheerleading?

Although injuries from cheerleading are not the most common among female athletes, they make up more than half of the most catastrophic category. Although all parts of the body can be affected, the most common areas for injury in cheerleaders are wrists, shoulders, head, and neck.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Such Injuries?

• A warm-up and cool down routine should be implemented before and after each and every game or practice
• When landing, keep the shoulders over the knees, knees over the toes, and ensure that the knees do not buckle together
• The use of a mat or soft, even surface should be used when learning a new skill
• Keep active during the summer months and the off-season
• Coaches that are experienced and familiar with the rules of the sport can help prevent mistakes that could lead to injuries
• Participants should be trained to spot properly and there should always be a trained spotter nearby any stunt
• An emergency plan should be created and practiced; so that each athlete knows their role should an emergency occur.

In the event that an injury does occur, seek medical attention as necessary. OMNI Orthopaedics is here for you and your athlete. 

Find out more at www.omniorthopaedics.com
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