June 05, 2013
By Sean Colio, MD
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
This past Saturday, June 4, I participated in a Get Movin' health and wellness expo at the Alderwood Mall for Swedish Edmonds. We provided concussion education and sports injury prevention tips to youth athletes and their parents. I also demonstrated musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques, explained ultrasound's applications in sports medicine, and demonstrated balance testing that we use to help assess athletes after a concussion.
See below for details on the Get Movin' Program:
Get Movin’ is a program aimed at motivating families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities.
Get Movin’ emphasizes daily physical activity in the form of play and recreation. Taking a walk after dinner, dancing around while washing the car, and playing outside are great ways to be physically active and spend time together as a family.
It’s easy to achieve the Get Movin’ goal of being physically active for at least 60 minutes per day, five days per week all summer long with the Get Movin’ Playbook. The Playbook contains tools for good fitness and nutrition, a calendar to track progress, loads of free reward coupons for fun activities such as swimming and ice skating and four free bus passes.
Get Movin’ is a multi-partner coalition of public, private and non-profit agencies in Snohomish County collaborating to develop the annual Get Movin’ program. Funding for Get Movin’ is provided by grants, sponsors and coalition partners with significant in-kind contributions made by local businesses and health advocates.