Category Archives: Sports Injury

Learning to Ride a Bike, Olympic Style


As a child, did you dream of becoming an Olympian? Did you envision yourself up on the podium with a gold medal around your neck while the National Anthem played? Well, for most of us, those dreams did not become … Continue reading

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Keeping Safety in Mind This Winter


It is still fall according to the calendar, and already the mountain tops to the east and west are covered with a beautiful white frosting of snow.  This certainly reminds us of why we love living in Vermont! But, this … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Footwear for Summer


The arrival of warm weather in Vermont triggers an explosion of outdoor activities, from hiking and running to relaxing on or around the water. One pleasant side effect: we get to put our boots in the closet!  But what to … Continue reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Running Safety Tips for Kids


Editor’s Note: Fletcher Allen is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Girls on the Run 5K, which will be held June 9 at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. The Vermont council of Girls on the Run reaches more … Continue reading

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Don’t KNOCK your NOGGIN! May is National Trauma Awareness Month


Two years ago, my college-aged son and I were skiing at a local slope and he was showing me all of his tricks in the “park” (you know:  the rails, and the jumps, and such).  I watched him fall and … Continue reading

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Risk and Reward at this Weekend’s Women’s Ice Hockey Championship


The 15th International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will bring the world’s best female hockey stars to Vermont from April 7th to April 14th.  Teams will hail from the USA, Canada, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany.  The USA claimed … Continue reading

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Bikes, Skateboards, and ATVs – Oh My!


I have been an employee at Fletcher Allen for ten years, but this October I have officially been our Injury Prevention Coordinator for one year.  My position is part of a dynamic team of staff that makes up our Level … Continue reading

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