Almost all of us have been to the yearly company football game, company barbeque, or happy hour. Organizations often think these events create closeness, trust, a sense of "teamwork", or even a sense of family. We love a good burger and a beer as much as anyone but in our experience the injuries, harassment and other complaints that can come from company social events may cause problems for employers. And we find that the defense that the events were "voluntary" may not hold up.
The spine is a sensitive mechanism. Certain lifting or equivalent to lifting actions can cause irreversible damage that can lead to permanent injury.
An estimated 1.7 million sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are documented in the United States each year, with many incidences going unreported (Faul, Xu, Wald, & Coronado, 2010; Selassie et al., 2008). Approximately 3.2 million Americans need long-term and lifelong assistance to perform activities of daily life as a result of sustaining a TBI (Corrigan, Selassie, Langlois-Orman, Kreutzer, & Arango-Lasprilla, 2010). Many health professionals and social workers inclusive of, but not limited to, rehabilitation counselors, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and neuropsychologists will likely work with persons recovering from a TBI during their careers.
The foot and ankle are frequently injured during sporting events and may produce considerable disability in many athletes. Injuries of the foot and ankle may be acute or chronic problems. Cass and Morrey1 reported that acute foot and ankle injuries accounted for 10% of emergency room visits
The purpose of this article is to distinguish the mechanism of knee injury (e.g., forward fall while foot is trapped, impact of knee on dashboard, chronic injury due to repetitive twisting, etc.) from the type of injury (e.g., torn meniscus, ruptured ACL, bursitis, etc
Equine activity sponsors and professionals are not required to eliminate the risks inherent in horse sports, but they must use due care not to increase the risks to participants over and above those that naturally occur in equine