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5 Summer Sports you can play on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

5 Summer Sports you can play on CrutchesAs the weather begins to get nicer, you likely start to dream about all of the outdoor activities you will enjoy this summer.  Some of those activities will likely include various sports.  Whether you are really good at any of those sports or you just enjoy being out and playing them does not matter.  When you are stuck on crutches, you probably don’t think you will be able to play any of them this year.  But that is where you are wrong.  Here are a few summer sports you can play…even on crutches.

 

Golf

Who needs a dozen or more clubs when you have a crutch to use to hit your ball?  The best part about being on crutches is that you can turn them upside down and use the big end to hit the ball, guaranteeing that you will hit it EVERY time.  Plus, golf is a sport in which you are supposed to take your time.  Since you are on crutches, your slowness will fit right in with everyone else.

 

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Topics: Summer

The Boy on the Knee Scooter at an Amusement Park

Posted by Brooke Williams

The boy on a knee scooter at the amusement parkMy name is Brooke Williams and you may have noticed that I write quite a few blogs for Goodbye Crutches. I normally write the blogs from a different perspective, but today, I have to make it more personal. I had an experience of my own and I wanted to share that with anyone who happened upon the Goodbye Crutches blog.

Recently, I took my 5-year-old daughter to Adventureland, a small amusement park in the middle of Iowa. I spent 11 hours following her from ride to ride, watching her enjoy the spinning and twisting or joining in for some of the bouncing myself. When she had just jumped onto a ride for smaller kids only, no moms allowed, I resigned myself to watching duties. The ride was near the bathroom and I saw a boy on a Knee Scooter roll his way into the bathroom.

 

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Topics: Summer, kids on crutches

Reasons Why the 4th of July Should be No Different on Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

fire_worksSo you landed yourself on crutches. You might feel a bit less excited about many part of the summer months, including the 4th of July holiday. But the good news is, there are many reasons why your 4th can be just the same as it always has been, even if you are on crutches. At least in some ways! Here are a few reasons why the holiday will feel no different despite your injury.

 

Reason#1: Fireworks Are Still Pretty

It might be a little harder for you to get into position in order to see the fireworks well, but once you’re there, you can plop down, prop your injured foot up, and oo and ahh with the best of them! You can even hold a sparkler from the seated position and chat with your family and friends as you await the big show.

 

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Topics: Summer

Tips for Your Summer on the Sidelines with Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

summer-resized-600You probably always look forward to the summer months. Your children are home and there are so many things you want to do with them. But this summer, you find yourself on crutches in a non-weight bearing mode. How are you going to do it all? How are you going to enjoy any of it? Here are a few tips.

 

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Topics: Summer, Recovery

What to Pack for a Vacation includes Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

raodtrip-resized-600When you go on vacation, you have your regular list of items to pack.  You'll need clothes, your bathroom items, your swimsuit, snacks for the kids and so on.  But when you are on crutches, there's a whole list of other things you will want to bring along.  Here's a list of things you will want to pack for your upcoming vacation on crutches.

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Topics: Summer, Recovery

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