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IF YOU’RE A parent, you may have noticed drastic changes in playground equipment. In large part, these changes are due to concerns over injuries. Over 200,000 children in the U.S. are treated each year in hospital emergency rooms for playground-related injuries. It is extremely important for children to disconnect from electronic devices and get outside to play. This is particularly true considering the increasing rate of childhood obesity. Playgrounds are ideal areas for kids to socialize while getting the exercise they need. The most important element to playground safety is adult supervision. Kids need to be supervised so an adult can intervene when a child is not using the equipment properly or is acting in a dangerous fashion. Kids like to test their limits, and sometimes young children cannot properly judge distances and may try something that is likely to cause injury. The playground surface is another important factor in reducing the number of injuries from falls. Asphalt and concrete are obvious surfaces to avoid. Look for safety-tested rubber surfacing mats or areas of loose fill 12 inches deep made from wood chips, shredded rubber, mulch, sand or pea gravel. Children should always play in areas of the playground that are age-appropriate. Playgrounds should have three different clearly designated areas for different age ranges of children. Children under 2 should have spaces where they can crawl, stand, walk and explore. Kids age 2 to 5 should use equipment such as low platforms reached by ramps and ladders, flexible spring rockers, sand areas and low slides. Kids age 5 to 12 should use rope climbers, horizontal bars, swings and slides, in addition to having open spaces to run around and play ball. Dr. Paul Gordon’s chiropractic practice is located at 3441 E. Causeway Approach, Suite D in Mandeville. For more information, please call 985-778-2036 or visit drpauljgordon.com.

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