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Common Football Injuries and Treatment

Common Football Injuries and Treatment Football is an extremely physical and dangerous sport in America. Despite wearing helmets, pads, braces, and supports, injuries to football players are part of the game. Unfortunately, the large size of heavy athletes, the accelerated speed of play, and the physical nature of the game are all causes of many football injuries. Football Injuries List Here are some of the most common injuries associated with playing football: Sprains and Strains The most common types of football injuries are sprains and strains. Treatments of sprains and strains are usually administered using the ‘​RICE’ method – which Read More »

Running With Runners Knee: Symptoms, Exercises, & Treatment

Running injuries affect about half of all runners annually. But runners’ knee is different. Runners’ knee isn’t just for runners. Anyone can suffer from it. What is the runners’ knee? It is a broad term that can be used to describe pain from several possible knee problems. Also, runners’ knee may be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome by a physician or sports rehabilitation specialist. There are numerous causes for this particular injury: Overuse – High-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometric training, can inflammation of tissues in and around your kneecap. A direct hit – If the knee has been Read More »

What do I have to bring to a DOT CDL Physical Examination?

Preparation Before Your Appointment Before thinking about what to bring along to your DOT CDL physical examination, there are a few key things to prepare. First, if you are currently taking prescribed medications, make sure you continue to take them as prescribed. Never alter your dosage before a medical exam, as readings can spike if medication levels have changed. Your body is used to what you’ve been taking, and it’s essential to keep your levels steady. Second, be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing for the physical exam. It is important to be comfortable, both mentally and physically. Tight clothing, intended Read More »

Top 10 Ways To Manage Your Blood Pressure To Help You Pass Your DOT Physical Exam

What to Know About Lowering Blood Pressure High blood pressure can cause health issues. But it can also affect your driving career and hurt your chances of passing a DOT physical. Here are some ways you can lower and manage your blood pressure to help you pass your physical: Commercial drivers with high blood pressure can be medically certified to drive if they drop their BP to under 140/90. Blood pressure medications are an acceptable way for commercial drivers to control high blood pressure Certified commercial drivers with high blood pressure are required to recertify once a year Commercial drivers Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Upcoming DOT Physical Exam

What is the DOT Physical? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets regulations for the safe operation of commercial vehicles. There are specific regulations and assessments regarding drivers’ general health, as well as their mental and emotional fitness for the demands of commercial driving. What is covered in a DOT Physical Exam? If you’re a commercial driver, you will need to have a Department of Transportation physical. The physical is mandated by federal law and clears you to drive commercial vehicles. The physical also ensures that you can endure the long hours, exhausting schedules, and stress of operating commercial Read More »