According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2017 exercise and the use of exercise equipment led to the most injuries among the activities shown in the chart below, with more than 526,000 injuries reported. Basketball followed with about 500,000 injuries, while bicycling, with 457,000 injuries and football, with 341,000 injuries, ranked third and fourth.
Concern is growing about the risks of sports-related concussions as lawsuits filed by injured professional football players have generated national headlines. The problem also affects thousands of young people who engage in a variety of sports, such as ice hockey where injuries had the highest percentage of concussion as the primary diagnosis, at 12 percent of all hospital emergency department-treated injuries in 2015, according to the NSC. Snowboarding and water tubing followed, with 10 percent and 9 percent of injuries reported as concussion-related. Football and lacrosse followed, both with 8 percent of injuries reported as concussion related. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2013, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. emergency departments for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or traumatic brain injury.
The NSC reports that there were about 199,000 swimming injuries treated in emergency rooms in 2017, with children between the ages of five and 14 suffering the most injuries. A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that between 2014 and 2016, 74 percent of children treated in emergency departments for pool related nonfatal drowning injuries were younger than five years of age.
Sports Injuries By Number Of Injuries, 2017
Professional sports push any athlete to the maximum of their capacity. In the heat of the competition injuries can happen quickly. The Chevalier Institutes methods can cut recovery time down to 10% in many cases. Imagine the difference between a top NFL player making annually $30M being benched for 10 weeks (this is half the season) or coming back after one week.
Any form of sport, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Ice hockey, the drawbacks are huge when the top players are out. This effectively can mean the loss of a season’s opportunity. The investment into The Chevalier Institute treatment is a fraction of the financial loss. But not only sports teams but also individual athletes (Tennis Players, Summer and Winter Sports Athletes, Golfers, just to name a few) can benefits and in their cases it has a direct impact on their earnings potential.