Common Injuries

SFL-logo-new-copy-127x150_03Most common injuries  can be successfully treated with stretching routines and Osteopathy.

The most common Home Injuries

  • Falling from stairs and ramps or on floor
  • Falling from beds, wrong mattress and pillow resulting in neck and back problems
  • Falling from chairs, sofas and sofa beds
  • Slipping, falling and hitting head and back on bathroom structures and fixtures
  • Slamming doors on hand and head
  • Falling from table and table breaking
  • Falling over, cabinets knocked over and racks dropping on people
  • Sharp cans, knives and shattering containers
  • Children tangling and choking in their own clothes
  • Falling and tripping from ladders and stools

The most common Workplace Injuries 

  • Overexertion – This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work. Overexertion has consistently been a number one workplace injury among the surveys and statistics.
  • Fall on Same Level Surfaces – This pertains to falls on wet and slippery office floors. Other related examples are falls and slips especially by elderly people on snow covered or rain affected pathways on their way to work.
  • Workplace InjuryFall to Lower Level – This type of fall happens from an elevated area such as roofs, ladders, and stairways.
  • Bodily Reaction – These are injuries caused by slipping and tripping without falling.
  • Struck by Object – Objects that fall from shelves or dropped by another person. These can cause very serious injuries.
  • Struck against an Object – This happens when a person accidentally runs into concrete objects such as walls, doors, cabinets, glass windows, table, chairs etc.
  • Highway Incident – Transportation used for business purposes such as trucks and cars may be involved in an automobile accident just like any regular traveler.
  • Caught In/ Compressed By – This type of injury usually occurs in a factory where large and dangerous machinery is used. Sometimes little or no precaution in its usage may endanger the safety of its operators. Exposure to extreme temperature is also an example of this workplace injury.
  • Repetitive Motion – This type of workplace injury is one of those less obvious but definitely harmful ones in the long run. Repetitive motions such as typing and using the computer 24/7 can strain muscles and tendons causing back pain, vision problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Assaults and Violent Acts – Attacks caused by office politics and other arguments have led to serious physical injuries.

 


The most common Sports Injuries are:

  • Sport InjuryAnkle sprain.
  • Groin pull.
  • Hamstring strain.
  • Shin splints.
  • Knee injury: ACL tear.
  • Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone.
  • Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)


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