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How Sports-Minded Seniors Can Learn to Protect their Joints
Everywhere you go these days, people are playing pickleball. It’s especially big among those age 55 and older, who account for more than half of the passionate players of this fast-growing game. With pickleball providing consistent health and social benefits, it’s not surprising that it continues to grow in popularity among this age group. But with such popularity comes, perhaps inevitably, injuries. According to one recent study, 86% of ER visits related to pickleball injuries were by seniors, most commonly sprains, strains, and fractures. In today’s conversation, we talk with Dr. David Neuman, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of Pop-doc.com, an innovative online approach to help individuals take charge of their joint health, a key to staying healthy, alleviating pain and avoiding the risk of injury—and not just from pickleball. With more than 17 years of experience treating sports medicine injuries, Dr. Neuman, will explain how Pop-Doc.com is not just a digital tool for rehabilitation, but also can be used in preventive orthopedic programs, as well as joint maintenance and preservation. He’ll describe the biggest problems we face with our joints as we age, and some ways we can improve our musculoskeletal functions, and alleviate pain. And, Dr. Neuman will talk about his multigenerational educational approach as Executive Director of the non-profit Joint Education Outreach, empowering children to have a better understanding of their bodies so future generations can suffer less and assume greater responsibility for their own health and fitness.
David T. Neuman is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, clinical director of NY Sportscare, TEDx speaker, Executive director of a non-profit, internationally published author and international speaker. David founded and created a digital therapeutic company, Pop-doc. Pop-Doc creates and designs Corrective Exercise Therapy programs for populations wanting to “Exercise Again” and age gracefully. He is also the Executive Director of the non-profit, Joint Education Outreach. This company utilizes local professionals to give age-appropriate joint-health presentations and symposia to school-age children. To this end, it serves to raise joint health awareness: educate and empower children to have a better understanding of their bodies so these future leaders can be an asset to society and suffer with less joint pain.