Louisville Sports & Injury Center - August 2019

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lie ahead. For example, they might not realize how much more accessible junk food is at college. Teach them a couple easy recipes to help them maintain good nutrition. You can also help them develop a fitness routine to keep them active. Most schools have a gym for students, but walking into the gym without a planned workout can be intimidating. Having a routine will help. Furthermore, talk to them about what warrants a trip to the doctor. For many young adults, visiting the doctor’s office for the first time without a parent is almost more frightening than dealing with the fever or sore throat. Back when I worked in a clinic in Detroit, Michigan (before the age of smartphones), we would meet and work with students to create documents filled with information regarding which symptoms warrant a doctor’s visit and whom to call in case of emergency. I highly recommend doing the same with your child before the school year starts. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Even if your child still has a few more years left under your roof, having these conversations about health care is equally as important. By instilling these practices and values early on in life, you ensure they will treat their own bodies with respect as they grow older. Most middle-aged adults understand the unfortunate reality that good health in the first half of life is more low maintenance than in the latter half. So, by taking these steps early, you’ll help make your kid’s future easier. Think about it. You spend years teaching your kids about morals and ethics, hoping that as they grow into respectable, independent adults, they’ll remember your words and actions. Why not extend that to health care?

One of the Best Lessons You Can Teach Your Kids as They Head to College Can They Care for Themselves When You’re Not Around?

Parents who have kids heading off to college for the first time this month have a lot of thoughts swirling around about their young adult’s readiness to face the world on their own. Did they pack enough clothes? Will their old car make the trip safely? Did they sign up for the correct classes? Will they get along with their dorm mate? While all of these questions are logistically important, the one that keeps parents up at night is this: Will they remember the values I taught them now that they are on their own? As your child’s role transitions and they become more independent, they’ll have to start considering who they are away from home and you. They might take a number of paths. They might try out for intramural dodgeball tournaments,

dye their hair and join a band, or even change their intended major a few times. But, despite these prototypical college student changes, it’s still unlikely they will compromise the values their parents have instilled in them. One of the most important (but often overlooked) values parents can impart to their children involves their own health care. Even if they aren’t eating home- cooked meals or participating in high school sports, or they aren’t surrounded by people who will take them to the doctor when they are hurt or sick, they still can ensure their own physical and mental well-being with a little preparation.

–Dr. Trace Kelly

If you haven’t already, start talking to them about some of the challenges that

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Gone Camping 4 Things to Keep in Mind on Your Next Family Camping Trip

Being in peak physical shape is often a requirement and a byproduct of being an athlete. If you played sports in high school, then you likely remember having two-a-day practices, one before your first class and one after your last, every day during the week. Of course, in between those practices, you might participate in team weightlifting or cardio. Then on the weekends, you play a double header, compete in tournaments, or have multiple matches on multiple days. Your workouts are often decided for you by coaches and athletic trainers, so you rarely had to ponder ways to keep yourself healthy. But what happens when you head off to college and no longer play sports? How do you stay fit? Our experts at the office know! Give them a call at 502-451-5959 to get quick answers! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults should aim to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as biking, running, or swimming each week. But, when practices and team workouts no longer take up space on your daily agenda, these former athletes are forced to be more intentional about their fitness routines, a challenge for many. Our experts here at Louisville Sports & Injury Center believe the best way to reintroduce physical activity into your busy college schedule is to dedicate a specific hour each day to maintaining your physical fitness. Believe it or not, your body thrives on routine, so try to find a time that works the same time each day or every other day when you can specifically focus on your fitness. After developing a routine, if you find your nostalgia for those bright football field lights makes your current workouts feel lackluster, consider joining a college intramural team. Most universities have the usual sports like football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer, but they will often throw in other fun competitions like a dodgeball tournament as well! Transitioning from years of playing sports to maintaining your own physical fitness can certainly be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be! Our team of experts is here to help. Don’t waste another minute. Call our office at 502-451-5959 today! AN OVERLOOKED WAY TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Body After High School?

While summer is winding down, families are looking to go on a few end-of-season adventures, camping trips included. Before you head out into the wilderness with your family, it’s important to be prepared. In fact, “be prepared” is the best piece of advice when it comes to braving the great outdoors. But what does being prepared entail? Here are four key tips. Have a first-aid kit nearby. A good rule of thumb is to keep one in your car at all times. You never know when you’ll need it. Kids may get a few bumps and scrapes while out hiking, or you might encounter poisonous plants, such as poison ivy or poison oak. Having quick access to cold water, soap, antiseptics (hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol), and calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream can keep infections at bay. Teach fire safety. When you build a fire, especially with kids, teach them about fire safety. This includes building the fire itself. Pick a spot away from brush and overhanging branches and create a pit surrounded by rocks. Before lighting a fire, have a bucket of water and a shovel nearby so you can quickly extinguish it when ready. Finally, remember to only build a fire as big as you need. A larger fire can be difficult to manage and keep under control. Keep an eye on the sky. Weather can change at a moment’s notice, and sometimes, it doesn’t give notice at all. Keep a close eye on the sky and monitor the weather on a radio. If a storm appears, seek shelter immediately and stay out of low-lying areas. When you’re in mountainous or hilly terrain, a little rain is all it takes for flash floods to occur. If you’re in a ravine when it starts raining, get out immediately. Always stick together. It’s a good idea to hike with a buddy and keep a whistle around your neck or in your pack. You never know what you might encounter or when you’ll need help. Hiking with kids is also a great time to teach them to recognize landmarks and be aware of their surroundings. If you have a digital camera or smartphone, show kids how to create a trail of digital breadcrumbs or pictures to help them find their way back to camp.

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before. Really, this is ONLY for you so please don't pass it around. FREE RETURNING PATIENT CONSULTATION ($49 value)  This is a full assessment we do to gauge your current overall health status. We provide a thorough exam to see where we can help decrease pain and get you back to doing what you love.

There is a catch: You MUST make an appointment by the end of Sept. 1, 2019, no exceptions. Grab the phone and call the office right now at 502-451-5959. This offer expires on Sept. 2, 2019. Feel free to call right now, even if it’s after hours — just leave us a message.

I wanted to send this to check in on you because, when I was going through our records, I noticed you haven't been in for a while, and that made me start to worry about you. So, I thought I would send you a letter to see if everything is okay. I really do hope we haven’t done anything to offend you, and I would want you to call me if we ever did (502-451-5959). Of course, I know there are easily a few dozen reasons why you haven’t been in the office recently — it’s crazy how fast time can fly. Since you know being pain free is important, and we’ve missed seeing you in here, I want to extend an offer ONLY to those who have been in our practice

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Summertime GAZPACHO


• 2 1/2 lbs. ripe tomatoes; cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks • 1 small cucumber; peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks • 1 red bell pepper; cored, seeded, and sliced into ribbons • 1 small Vidalia onion, peeled and cubed

• 1/4 cup basil leaves • 1 clove garlic, peeled • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions 1. Place a blender and medium mixing bowl on your workstation. 2. Divide the tomato chunks, cucumber pieces, and bell pepper slices evenly between blender and bowl. Place entire onion in blender. 3. Add basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to blender. Blend on low, gradually raising speed to high until smooth, about 2 minutes. 4. Add blender contents to bowl and mix until just broken up, about 10–20 seconds. 5. Let mixture sit in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Transfer to bowls and serve.




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Looking for Something Fun to Do This Month?

Hey, Louisville Locals! It’s the Event You’ve Been Waiting For! The Kentucky State Fair Is Here!

When you hear the description “colossal cattle, trotting horses, handcrafted heirlooms, flashy games, novelty foods, and dizzying rides,” what awesome annual event comes to mind? The Kentucky State Fair, of course! If you’ve lived in the area for long, then you’ve likely heard about the Kentucky State Fair, but, if you have yet to experience this fun-filled phenomenon for yourself, open up your planner and schedule some free time between Aug. 15–24. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

and mouth-watering smells the original fair-goers enjoyed back in 1902 when the event officially began, you’ll notice many changes have taken place over the last 100 years to make this fair as fun as humanly possible. For example, this year, you can start by observing more than an acre of agriculture exhibits in the South Wing of the fairgrounds highlighting Kentucky’s farm and field heritage, including 4-H and FFA exhibits on agribusiness and the future of farming. Then you can work your way over to a new entertainment area, Bluegrass Village, where you can experience the unique tastes, sites, and beverages of Kentucky. Also, if you or your kids are adrenaline junkies, you can get your blood pumping at Thrill Ville, the

section of the fair filled with some of the nation’s most epic carnival rides.

Don’t use up all your energy, though! The Kentucky State Fair is alive with music from every genre. The Texas Roadhouse Concert Series is a must-see event, and every concert is free with paid admission to the fair. This year, you can catch talented musicians and bands, such as Montgomery Gentry, lovelytheband, for KING & COUNTRY, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., among many others! The Kentucky State Fair is the perfect place to celebrate the end of summer before the school year starts. Reserve your tickets today at KYStateFair.org/tickets!

While you can experience many of the same sights, sounds,

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