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Dallas’ Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert Speak on Importance of Safety While Swimming and Diving

Dallas, TX ( Prsplash ) July 28, 2013 - Swimming is great exercise, and can even be an effective method of therapy for certain injuries. Spending time in the water is always an entertaining way to get through the hot summer months, but without the proper knowledge, swimming and diving can lead to both major and minor orthopedic injuries. Dr. Al Mollabashy and Dr. Nathan F. Gilbert of Greater Dallas Orthopaedics believe that knowing some precautionary tips can help prevent the risk of orthopedic damage.

Many of the methods for avoiding injury while diving are self-explanatory, but often go forgotten or ignored. Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert support the measures recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as the best methods of avoiding orthopedic injury. The AAOS recommends not diving in above-ground pools, avoiding shallow water, not diving into unclear water where shallow ground of objects can be hidden, exercising care on the diving board, and swimming away after you dive to make room for the next person.

When it comes to swimming, the AAOS has several other precautions that all swimmers should take. They believe you should not swim alone, no swimming should occur while tired, cold, or overheated, you should monitor weather conditions, not swim (or dive) under the influence, be aware of rip currents, never enter waves headfirst, and children should be supervised. They also advise that you do not body surf close to the shore, as this activity can easily cause cervical spine injuries, shoulder dislocations, or shoulder fractures.

Various problems can occur if these precautions are not followed, like spine injuries, which are dangerous and not uncommon. Shoulder injuries are another possibility, as are lacerations, cuts, swelling, and other injuries to the extremities. Various other musculoskeletal problems are also a possibility while swimming and diving. However, following the rules may not always protect you from injury. This is when you should contact experienced, board certified professionals to help you diagnose and treat the problem.

Drs. Mollabashy and Gilbert have treated countless cases of general and major orthopedic injuries, and maintain that the best cure is prevention. They urge people to exercise caution while swimming, and to contact an experienced medical professional if you suffer from any kind of injury or pain. Patient care is at the heart of their orthopedic practice, and you can easily work with them to create an individualized treatment plan if necessary.

Dr. Mollabashy and Dr. Gilbert practice at Greater Dallas Orthopaedics in Dallas, Texas. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at www.gdortho.com

About Greater Dallas Orthopaedics

Greater Dallas Orthopaedics is made up of board certified surgeons, Dr. Al Mollabashy and Dr. Nathan Gilbert. Specializing in musculoskeletal oncology, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, and general orthopaedics, GD Ortho treats adult and pediatric patients with efficiency and care.

Dr. Gilbert attended The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School & Parkland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mollabashy, who attended Indiana University School of Medicine, went on to complete a General Surgical Internship at the Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Both surgeons are also assistant clinical professors at UT Southwestern Medical School and are actively involved in physician education.

Greater Dallas Orthopaedics can be reached at 214.252.7020 or http://www.gdortho.com/

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Dr. Al Mollabashy
Dr. Mollabashy, who attended Indiana University School of Medicine, went on to complete a General Surgical Internship at the Methodist Hospital of Indiana. Both surgeons are also assistant clinical professors at UT Southwestern Medical School and are actively involved in physician education. Greater Dallas Orthopaedics can be reached at 214.252.7020 or http://www.gdortho.com/