Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
April 7, 2008
Cairo--They train for years, hoping to be the best. But for many, their road to success includes pit stops at the emergency room. "Wrist sprains, ankle sprains, that sort of thing," says Kelli Vaughn, a registered nurse and the trauma coordinator for Archbold Hospital.
"There's a lot of jumping around, a lot of spinning. A lot of high skilled, dance moves that require landing in awkward positions, and so it lends itself to ankle injuries," says Margot Evans.
She began competing when she was 8 years old. Once an Olympic hopeful herself, she now coaches Cairo High School's gymnastics team at Cairo Gymnastics Academy.
Evans has seen first hand the impact the sport can have on gymnasts in training. "Most of the time, especially when you get a little older, what takes you out is your injuries. I've got 10 girls on my team right now and six of them are being taped up on a regular basis," says Evans.
According to the study, over 26,000 children and teens land themselves in the emergency room with gymnastics-related injuries every year, most of them girls. But medical experts and coaches agree, there are some ways athletes can reduce their risk of injury or at least reduce doing permanent damage.
"A lot of prep, a lot of preparatory work, skills that progress into the major harder skills to do. A lot of strengthening out the extremities," says Evans.
Vaughn adds, "You need to wear the appropriate protective equipment, and whenever you do have an injury or an issue, pain, you need to be seen." Not to mention the importance to always have a trainer or parent close-by, keeping a watchful eye.
The study showed that fractures and dislocations were most common for children from 6 to 11 years old, while strains and sprains were more frequent for 12 to 17 year olds.