Foot Injuries In Sports – 592

Foot Injuries in Sports are Increasing

30 – 40% of injuries seen in clinics are foot and ankle related

Dr. Taggart Gauvain shares some of his research and clinical knowledge with Shawn Ready, ATC LAT at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update

Foot Injuries In Sports; Shawn Ready; Tagart Gauvain

Some of the reasons we are seeing more foot injuries in sports:

  • Bigger athletes
  • Stronger athletes
  • The desire for lighter footwear to increase speed
  • Faster athletes
  • Increased mobility in footwear

However, Dr. Gauvain discusses the lack of research and evidence to confirm that lighter shoes are contributing to the growth in injury.

What are some of the troublesome foot and ankle injuries?

High-ankle sprain –

  • separation of the tibia and fibula.
  • We do not really get into the whole fix it after a week of rehab topic… but it is really controversial in the high school setting

Dr. Gauvain recommends the following for high ankle sprains:

  • Treat each one individually
  • adjust the plan to fit the need and injury
  • in general non-weight bearing in a cast or boot for 6-8 weeks
  • begin therapy for the mobility of joint
  • after mobility of joint returns begin working on agility and return to sport activity

Jones Fracture –

  • occurs at the base of the 5th metatarsal
  • non-union occurs about 10% of the time
  • Re-fracture rates are reported post-surgical intervention

Some have tried adjusting diet and increasing vitamin D

Plantar Plate / Turf Toe

  • Sesamoid fracture complicates things…
  • Some are born with bipartite bones
  • We lack great fixation techniques because of the size of the bone.
  • Mobility vs stability is a huge issue with plantar plate injuries. 
  • Finding the balance is always key

Lis Franc

  • Discuss the change in the mechanism of injury
  • Roma arch configuration gives a great understanding of the importance
  • orthotics may be partially to blame

How can ATs be more effective at collaborating with Doctors and diagnosing foot injuries?

  • Always discuss with an athlete the injury and what you think.
  • Tell them and write down what you would like to see
    • weight-bearing films are crucial
    • need bi-lateral comparison
  • Plantar Bruising
  • Dorsal Swelling
  • Inability to return to practice after rehab

Do we have a window for getting films on a midfoot sprain?

Refer to the above clinical signs as well as a few missed practices.

A missed diagnosis can create long term debilitating arthritis.

If there is a suspected Bone Bruise then Dr. Gauvain likes to refer for an MRI to ensure there is not something being missed

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports – Taggart Gauvain, MD

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports – Taggart Gauvain, MD

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

Other Foot and Ankle podcasts on the Sports Medicine Broadcast

Here is a list: https://sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/?s=foot

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Taggart Gauvain –

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Dr. Layci Harrisonlharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob MarleyBob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

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Leadership Failures – 591

Dr. Rene Shingles joins John Ciecko to discuss some of the characteristics that lead to leadership failures.

In the book by Stanley McChrystal: Leaders Myth vs Reality the section title Zealots is the focus of our leadership failures.

What are Zealots?

A quick Google search yields this definition: a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.

“The moniker “zealot” can imply the erasure of conventional behavior, where anything is justified in support of the goal. 

Leaders who inspire others to seemingly irrational commitment are a special breed that can generate hurricane-like winds of disruption and change.”

Who are our zealots

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Robespierre – Lead a revolution from the solitude of his own apartment by way of the pen
– (the leader who never steps out of their office) 

Al-Zarqawi – Fanatic who ruled through fear
– (the authoritarian leader who only judges and yells)

About Dr. Rene Shingels

NATA Hall-of-Famer, Dr. Shingles has plenty of accomplishments behind her name.

You can check out her full university bio but she mentioned being the program director at Central Michigan, serving on the EDAC, and as a BOC Director.

How to spot Leadership Failures

Micromanaging

Old school – “That is the way it has always been done”

Not asking why things are done, just changing them to change them

Charging ahead with plans that seem to be flawed from the start

What do Leadership Failures teach us?

Obviously they can teach us what not to do.

With Zealots like Hitler, Robespierre, Al-Zarqawi bad things can happen very quickly. Like a very hot flame the quickly sucks up all of the oxygen in the room, burns really hot and then burns itself off quickly, zealots can cause a lot of damage quickly.

When we do not evaluate the whole picture and stop to think “Am I getting all of the information?” we put ourselves at risk of repeating these terrible leaders.

John shared this quote:

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

-Leaders Myth and Reality

If we do not take ownership we can easily be lead into some really dark places.

Who are you responsible to?

  • Parents
  • Family
    • Spouse / Children
  • Supervisors
  • Patients
  • Clients
  • Friends
  • Society

How do we weather those times of bad leaders?

“if you do not know what you stand for, then you will fall for anything”

It all comes back to knowing WHY you are here at this place at this time with these current abilities.

Know your resources available to you.

Escalated situations typically show more about the aggressor than about you. There is always something under the surface.

Quote to end on

Professional development IS personal development – Dr. Kent Games

Facebook Live Session

Bad Leaders – The Zealots

John Ciecko brings Dr. Rene Shingles to the podcast to discuss the Bad Leaders and Leadership FailuresShare your bad leadership experiences (preferably without names / identifying info)

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, October 21, 2019

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John Ciecko – Twitter @JohnCiecko

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Challenging the Status Quo – 590

Kent Games Coaching is all about challenging the status quo. He was one of the youngest professors to be offered tenure. Kent was obtaining his dream job at his alma mater.

But that wasn't enough. He still felt empty.

Challenging the Status Quo

Dr. Kent Games began evaluating his life through these questions:

  • Did I LIVE?
  • Did I LOVE?
  • Did I MATTER?

Alisha is always growing and challenging the status quo

If you follow Alisha Pennington, owner of ATvantage, on social media she readily admits to her lack of confidence, her need for approval, her attempts to hide doubts and fears.

She has learned to embrace those doubts and fears and test them.

Live from NATA 2019

DragonflyMax hosted the podcast lounge again this year and we had a phenomenal team of hosts and workers to put on a fantastic show.

Kent and Alisha answer three big questions:

  • Why
  • How
  • What

Following the Simon Sinek book Start With Why and the follow up Find Your Why Kent and Alisha work through the foundation of what it takes to challenge the status quo.

Some bits of knowledge from the conversation:

Finding your why is as much about what it is is NOT as is it about what it IS

As professionals, we find there is not one cookie-cutter path, but as students, we are often lead to believe that A+B+C = D and that is how it should work.

The more you give your self permission to listen and explore that quiet whisper the louder your why will become. We are trained to tune it out and follow the leader.

Alisha kept pressing forward looking for that feeling of “I have arrived” but it was never there. She came to learn it is about the journey and not the destination.

Ther are many more helpful and insightful lessons form the podcast. listen to it as many times as you need to.

How are you CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO?

Tweet us pictures of how you are challenging the status Quo #ChallengeStatusQuo to @MrJeremyJackson @MrsAMPennington @GamesKenneth

Mindset/ Self Care/ Challenging the Status Quo – Kenneth Games

Mindset/ Self Care/ Challenging the Status Quo – Kenneth Games

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Learning To Say NO – Kent Games – 589

Learning to say no can literally set you free. A friend of mine typically responds to requests with, “However I can help.” As Athletic Trainers, we are in the service business, so we tend to say YES to everything.

I was asked recently, “Jeremy, would your coaches fight for you to stay employed here?”

I am trying to find ways to be helpful and to build relationships without taking on someone else's job responsibilities. I am learning to say no. But am I learning to say no gracefully?

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About Dr. Kenneth Games

On his website, Kent Games describes himself as a breakthrough, leadership, and transformation coach. 

After nearly ten years working in healthcare and higher education, he decided to fulfill his vision and pursue a career helping others identify and fulfill their life's dreams, desires, and visions.

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Learning to Say No

For many, leadership may imply the imposition to say yes.
Yes to new tasks. 
Yes to new projects. 
Yes to more jobs and gigs. 

Last year we learned with the Dichotomy of Leadership that a hard line on one topic can cause you to burn the candle at both ends, resulting in burnout.

Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss

A Tim Ferriss podcast highlighted the “no” responses to his invitation to participate in his book Tribe of Mentors.

Tim asked hundreds of entertainers, athletes, CEOs, speakers and guests what makes them tick. 

His “no” responses were so graciously worded, that he put them in the book anyway! It was a way to highlight how some power brokers eloquently decline invitations to projects.

John reads a couple of these responses throughout the podcast.

What are some practical steps?

Dr. Games discusses the importance of acknowledging the invitation and showing gratitude, as evidenced in his automatic email reply.

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John Ciecko also discusses how he recently took his email app off his phone to allow him to be more present.

For John and Dr. Games, this contributes to a reduced feeling of anxiety because he is not constantly checking and waiting for something to pop up.

In the AT facility

“I can give you five minutes of my time right now. If you need more than that, you will need to come back in one hour (or when the practice rush is over).”

After hearing this, I discussed how we can implement it into our daily practice to better serve each athlete who trusts us with their care.

Why YOU should Learn To Say “No”

To give your attention and energy to the situations that deserve it.

If an opportunity does not line up with your “why” and your value system then gracefully say no.

Contact us:

Dr. Kent Games – Kenneth.Games@indstate.edu
Twitter: @GamesKenneth
Instagram: @KentGames

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org
Twitter – @JohnCiecko

Jeremy Jackson

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Reducing Injury Risk – 588

Dr. Layci Harrison has a specialty in Movement Screens and their role in Reducing Injury Risk.

What is FMS training?

A Tool for identifying the potential for injury due to limitations in specific movements. It was developed by Gray Cook

Getting certified is a good idea and can really help you take advantage of the tests and results but it is not mandatory o use the tests to help identify potential issues.

What is the key to Reducing Injury Risk with FMS?

Protect before you correct

What tests does it involve?

  1. Deep Squat
  2. Hurdle Step
    • Tight Hip flexor may cause limitations in testing
  3. In-Line Lunge
  4. Active Straight leg raise
  5. Rotary Stability- probably the hardest one
  6. Shoulder Mobility- Hard to access
  7. Trunk Push up

Scoring the movement screens

0-pain in any movement
1- no pain but unable to do the movement
2- Complete movement but show some compensation
3- Complete movement no pain or compensation
A score of 14 or less equals a more likelihood of injury.
21 is a perfect FMS score

Dr. Harrison's Tips:

Use the score sheet from FMS, easy to find on Google.

It can help screen and individualize training.

Tai Chi or yoga may also help balance

  • Balance testing can be accomplished using BESS and YBT
    • BESS- Static balance
    • YBT- dynamic balance

A large part of reducing Injury Risk is knowing what to do with the data once we have it…but more on that another time.

Thanks for hanging out with us live in Katy, Texas at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update

Shout Out to Patrick Ohaver for typing up the show notes

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Functional Movement Screenings: Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk – Laci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Functional Movement Screenings: Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk – Laci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

More about Dr. Layci Harrison

My research interests include functional movement and how movement is related to balance ability. Specifically, I am interested in ways to improve functional movement and the effects of improved functional movement scores on injury risk.

I am also studying how the effects of balance training can be crossed from the trained limb to the contralateral limb following lower-body injuries as a way to expedite the injury rehabilitation process

Dr. Harrison was also on the Sports Medicine Broadcast…

Preventicx with Kevin Robel – 569

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Sportz Factory – 587

Dr. Erin Hassler owns Sportz Factory

Dr. Hassler's Bio from SportzFactory.com:

The Sportz Factory has a combined experience of over 20 years in Sports Health Science and the Sports Performance industry.  

Leading the way is Dr. Erin Hassler, with almost 2 decades of hands-on experience at multiple levels of Sports Medicine and Sports Performance Enhancement.  

Credentials include but are not limited to the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, Board of Certification and National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist.​

Since beginning her career as Head Athletic Trainer for Channelview Independent School District in 2000, she has enjoyed industry success as either a staff or contract Athletic Trainer for several organizations in Houston and surrounding areas.  

Dr. Hassler has practiced sports medicine in both public and private school systems the WNBA – Houston Comets and the US Olympic Committee. 

Now as a volunteer medical provider with USA Track and Field, she has served on international teams, including travel to Canada, South America, and Europe. 

She will represent the USA team in the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Championships.

Sportz Factory

What else besides Sportz Factory?

While in Las Vegas, Erin took part in the Sisterhood Breakfast: Women of Color not necessarily ATs, but many women gather together. Headed by Dr. Rene Shingles, NATA Hall of Famer, the first African American woman inducted. Dr. Marsha Grant-Ford, first African American woman certified.

Related Episodes:

Women in Atheltic Training Inc.

International Women's Day

Contact us:

Dr. Erin Hassler – Sportz Factory

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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Leaders Mythology – 586

John Ciecko joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to help us understand some of the Mythology surrounding leaders in our leadership in AT series 2.0.

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What is the Mythology surrounding leaders

Our cornerstone book this time around is by General Stanley McChrystal: Leaders Myth and Reality. You can pick up a copy using my affiliate link below if you are like John and like to mark up and sticky-note books.

Or you can try Audible and get a free book or hit up the public library and see if they have it.

What is leadership today? 

Leaders are the subject of constant scrutiny… and study. Too many of us are seduced by the mythology of what good leadership looks like… and we miss the reality. As a result, our models for identifying, educating and evaluating leaders falter or feel incomplete.  We intuitively know that leadership is critical to success in the modern world, but we don't really understand what leadership consists of.

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Leadership Mythology

John Ciecko has been planning another leadership series since last October. This year we focus on the book Leaders Myth and Reality by General Stanley McChrystalThis is the first in a series so join us for all of them starting at 8:30 am CT

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Where is the rest of the Leadership Series?

  • Leadership Mythology – John and Jeremy
  • Learning to Say NO – Dr. Kent Games
  • Bad Leaders – with Dr. Rene Shingles
  • Heroes – Kevin Parker
  • Three Myths of Leadership – Tory Lindley
  • Only One You – John and Jeremy

What is the book about:

This book is a take on the Roman historians Plutarch (’Ploo-tark’)  “Lives” where he compares and contrasts different Greek and Roman figures. 

McChrystal pairs and examines 12 different “leaders” as well as the life of Robert E. Lee, the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil war.

Our favorite sections of the book

John likes Coco Chanel

Coco – “Creative and innovative people must rely on others to sustain their vision.” 

“We seem to follow leaders who put the mission first because we all make trade-offs and life is rarely simple or idealized. We want to be happy in our work, athletes also want to win, soldiers want to survive the battle and businesspeople want to prosper. – We sometimes take a leader's vision over their style.”

Jeremy enjoys the historical account shared throughout the book.

Takeaways from last year:

John:

  • Educating Others (my job, my expectations, my intent…)
  • Listening
  • “Leadership Loop”.

Jeremy

  • It is easy to NOT take ownership
  • It is easy to keep the status quo.
  • Be prepared for anything – the start of year expectations
  • Applying knowledge from a book is hard for me without some sort of book study group and “seeing” what it looks like

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

John Ciecko

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What Mythology of Leaders have YOU discovered?

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Return To Engaging Activity – 585

After a concussion, we need to focus on helping the patient Return To Engaging Activity. Dr. Summer Ott, PsyD presents at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update and joins us for a discussion on the ever-changing landscape of concussions.

Return to engaging activity, Summer Ott, Ray Olivo

What is a return to engaging activity?

Recognize common  physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms that affect academic performance

Identify potential roadblocks

Describe an Action Plan
Each school system is different in policies.
Parents need to ask the right questions.

Texas law- applies only to athletes, for return to learn – Natasha Law (HB2038

Return to Learn

It is a step-wise return to academics

Cognitive recovery often occurs after physical recovery has happened

Some students do not feel comfortable with accommodations (504 plan)

A 504 plan is NOT necessary in every case. Accommodations are meant for only short term for recovery

Not every physician is educated in academic accommodations, parents need to ask.

It is helpful to have the Concussion injury Coordinator to facilitate (CIC)

Want an Example?

Case study:

A full day of school is key in the early stage of recovery, may cause the return of symptoms, even though at rest and previous days stated NO symptoms. The cognitive load of school also helps in concussion evaluation.

Physical symptoms- Headache, Nausea, dizziness, balance issues, blurred vision, light and noise sensitivity, sleep deprivation.

Cognitive symptoms – Concentration,fogginess,recall, mental fatigue, slow processing

Emotional symptoms – irritability, anxiety, sadness.

Pair a symptom with an intervention/accommodation.

Visit with physicians, provide resources for sample academic accommodations, present to physicians.

https://www.biawa.org/support/support-for-pediatrics

Sample Academic accommodations

Live stream of the presentation.

Return to Engaging Activity and Learning for the Concussed Student – Summer Ott, PsyD

Return to Engaging Activity and Learning for the Concussed Student – Summer Ott, PsyD

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

More about Dr. Summer Ott

Dr. Summer Ott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She also serves as the director of the Concussion Program at Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Ott is a Neuropsychologist specializing in sports-related concussions. She has extensive clinical and research experience with sports-related concussions. She currently serves as the team neuropsychological consultant for the Houston Texans and Houston Rockets, as well as many universities and school districts in Texas.  Previously, Dr. Ott served as a neuropsychology consultant for the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Aeros.

Her research efforts focus on proper baseline testing, concussion in female athletes, effects of physical exertion on cognition, and long-term consequences of repeated head injury in athletes. Dr. Ott has co‐authored publications on neuropsychological assessment in scholarly journals and frequently conducts presentations regarding the proper management of concussion.

Previous Episodes with Dr. Ott

Dr. Ott on Repetitive Concussions – 415

Psychological Factors with Concussion Recovery – 92

Concussion Management with Dr. Summer Ott – 25

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Ray Olivorayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauchmaknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrisonlharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob MarleyBob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

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State Advocacy with Kevin King – 584

North Carolina and Kevin King are killing State Advocacy

Currently an assistant Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Panthers, Kevin King has helped lead North Carolina to many great achievements in State advocacy and PR.

Kevin is a co-chair of the NCAT PR committee

In the interview, Alisha discusses the Ballerina Project with Kevin and where they partnered with a dance studio and photographed dancers to create injury prevention posters and videos.

State Advocacy with Kevin King

Kevin King is a Bowtie Guy

One of the NCATA flags was made into a bowtie and sold as a limited edition fundraiser for part of their state advocacy efforts.

While chatting with Kevin after the podcast People were asking where they could get one, but as he said, they are limited edition.

You can find your own style with The Two Guys Bowtie

Life Balance

I recently interviewed an NFL AT and the biggest concern was life balance and raising a family.

Alisha and Kevin King are both life balance people. We try not to use work/ life balance because work is part of your life that needs to stay in balance. trying to completely separate them causes more problems.

A few tips from Kevin:

  • Start with a solid staff understanding
  • When at home, be at home
  • A partner you can connect with is EVERYTHING

Check out the live conversation on Facebook

State Advocacy & Working in the Pros/ with the Panthers

State Advocacy & Working in the Pros/ with the Panthers – Kevin King

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Contact us:

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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Topicals and Wound Care – 583

We all want Active Skin Repair for our cuts

What is the best practice for using topicals and Wound Care?

The NATA position statement on wound care is that soap and water are equally effective as other more expensive and less readily available options for wound cleansing.

When we are on the field flushing with soap and water might not be the best option…because honestly, I do not want the bloody elbow close to my water bottle or water nozzle.

We all know that one athlete that might keep their wound back and not contaminate the rest of our water…but that one is generally the exception.

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What is wound care best practice?

  • Clean the wound
  • Clean the area around the wound
  • Use an active wound healing agent like Hypochlorous acid
  • Cover with an occlusive dressing
  • Change the dressing and reapply the stabilized hypochlorous acid daily
    • visually inspect the wound and surrounding area during changing of bandage
  • Continue until wound is completely closed

Want to hear a strange Wound Care story?

Molly Quigley shared with us that she used the lining of an eggshell to help seal a wound.

Obviously we needed details:

Okay, so I had an athlete bite his lip during a basketball warm-up and we tried everything to get the bleeding to stop but after a whole quarter, the ref kept sending him out. I had run out of ideas but remembered reading a story about how the lining of an egg, specifically the little gross white lining you can see when you crack a raw egg, and how it can help to seal/clot a wound. We were desperate so I stole an egg from culinary and cleaned it really well! I got a tiny piece of the lining and put it over the wound. We gave it about a minute to dry and it actually formed an almost dry layer of skin that totally stopped the bleeding! He pulled it off after the game and it was fine, could barely see a mark and left it clean!

– Molly Quigley from facebook

Are we overusing triple antibiotics?

Jason Carruth and Morgan Rakestraw reported that neomycin, 1 antibiotic in triple antibiotic was recently shown to reduce granulation and delay healing. Also, up to 25 % of people have an allergic reaction to it. Instead, use vaseline and maybe polybiotic if the wound is angry

What holistic approaches to wound care?

*****use caution as some of these are unregulated in manufacturing*****

Daniel Young shares from his own experiences:

  • Burns – lavender oil is magic
  • Cuts/abrasions/general wounds – tea tree oil layered with lavender oil does wonders.
  • I'll encourage kids/parents to try it. These oils fairly cheap and we buy them at Wal-Mart/HEB/Target. But, we do not use it at the HS.

PLEASE DO NOT…

Use Alcohol on an open wound. Alcohol is great for killing living things, but it does not filter through what it kills. Alcohol will kill the good cells as well as any possible bacteria.

Use caution with peroxide as it is a less cytotoxic solution, but it still kills healthy cells.

Hydrogen peroxide is a great way to get the dirt out of a cut that can not be washed out with soap and water.

More about Active Skin Repair

HOCI is a naturally occurring molecule that is produced by our bodies’ white blood cells as a way to promote healing. The re-creation of this molecule results in a clinically proven regenerative technology that helps support the body’s natural healing process.

Hypochlorous acid or HOCL is the active ingredient in Active Skin Repair

Active Skin Repair does not use synthetic antibiotics, is not petroleum-based, does not cause allergic reactions and does not lead to antibiotic resistance.

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Try some Active Skin Repair on your next round of wound care

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