Health Tip: Help Prevent Trampoline Injuries
-- While a trampoline offers fun and much-needed exercise, using the equipment improperly can lead to injury.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says it doesn't recommend buying a trampoline for the home, suggesting the equipment be used only in a supervised sports-training program.
The academy offers these suggestions for trampoline use:
- Make sure children know how to land properly and jump carefully.
- Do not allow stunts on a trampoline.
- If more than one person is using the equipment at the same time, be careful to avoid striking the other person.
- Avoid jumping too close to the springs or frame.
Posted: November 2012