Are You Ready For Some Football?!
Before your child puts on his helmet or laces up her volleyball shoes, visit with the experts from UnityPoint Health's Outpatient Therapy Services and Athletic Training staff. They'll be at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market this Saturday giving tips about how to best prepare for fall sports, and sharing important information about concussions, sprains and proper hydration. While you're at our tent, don't forget to test your athletic prowess at our ring toss...you might just win a new headband!
Being an athlete requires proper training, determination and discipline. Having a healthy regimen in place during the preseason, mid-season and through the post season is key to staying in shape and preventing injury.
Dehydration, sprains, torn muscles and ligaments, broken bones and concussions are common injuries for athletes - especially in a contact sport. Often times, these injuries have life-long consequences including joint damage, tendinitis and even brain injury. It's important for parents to understand the warning signs and symptoms of such injuries, and how to respond.
Stay Safe With UnityPoint Health
Athletes and families are invited to stop by tent located at 3rd & Court this Saturday for more information and safety tips. Fall is right around the corner and brings with it a season of exciting sporting events and competitions, and the athletic trainers at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines want to help you prepare for the upcoming season. We are here to help you stay safe and healthy this fall, and all year long!
We'll See You at The Market!