Helpful Tips for Preventing Backyard Trampoline Injuries In Atlanta

Apr 16, 2013

Backyard trampolines are a fun way for kids to get exercise, but they are also a major cause of accidents and injuries in children.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Review, in 2006 alone there were almost 110,000 reported trampoline injuries in the United States.

While chiropractors in Atlanta can help children and adults to recover from many accidents related to trampolines, it is best to prevent these accidents from occurring in the first place.

Risk Factors for Trampoline Injuries and Accidents

Nearly 75% of injuries on a trampoline occur when there are too many people jumping at the same time. Smaller sized jumpers also have a likelihood of injury that is 14 times higher than that of heavy jumpers.

Over 27% of injuries are due to a slip and fall incidents off of the trampoline, as well as through the surrounding enclosures and netting.

Other injuries from trampolines occur when the jumper makes contact with the springs of the trampoline. Approximately 20% of all trampoline-related injuries occur when a jumper impacts with the springs or the frame.

Tips for Reducing Trampoline Injury Risks

In order to avoid visiting Atlanta chiropractors for pain relief after a trampoline accident, some of the following steps should be taken to reduce injury risks:

  • Only allow one person to use a trampoline at a time
  • Do not permit jumpers to do somersaults or flips
  • Cover trampoline springs with padding at all times
  • Keep trampolines away from structures or trees
  • Constantly supervise children using trampolines
  • Children under the age of six should never be permitted to use a full-sized trampoline
  • Use an enclosing devise to prevent possible falls
  • Do not use a ladder with a trampoline so that unsupervised small children cannot access it

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