Personal Training   July 17th, 2009

A personal trainer is a person who helps people exercise.train1

The 5 classic components of fitness are muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. Although there are other subsets like power and speed. The general population is defined as an age range of 18 to about 50 (45 and younger for males, 55 and younger for females). The definition of healthy in this context means an absence of a disease that would affect one’s ability to exercise. Anyone outside that scope of practice should be placed in a trainer’s scope after a visit to the doctor to see what kind, if any, exercise they are capable of.

Dr. Craig Longworth is a long time athlete who can help you get the best out of your game.  No matter what the sport.


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Sports Injuries   July 17th, 2009

Sports injury rates: U.S. statistics on all sports injuries


This exhaustive study of sports injury rates in the United States, with statistics presented both in aggregate form (i.e. total sports injuries) and by individual sport/activity is the first of its kind since the 1970’s.

As the definitive U.S. study on the subject, the Comprehensive Study of Sports Injuries in the U.S. reveals injury statistics and sports injury rates as experienced by all individuals over the age of six and on all sports injuries. Statistics include less serious incidents and mishaps not requiring emergency treatment.injurybaseball

A unique aspect of the study is the direct numerator/denominator connection between sports participation behavior and injury experience.

Youthful Sports Injury Rates
In youth sports, rising sports injury rates are emblematic of both the new super-competitive youth sports culture and the increasingly popular non-traditional sector of Extreme Sports.

Baby Boomer Sports Injury Statistics
Baby boomers (aged 35-54) continue to drive sports/exercise participation and as a corollary, are generating higher sports injury rates. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, sports-related ER injury rates in this group increased by 33% from 1991 – 1998, but this rise-according to CPSC-paralleled increases in activity participation.


Age 55+ Sports Injury Statistics
From 1987 – 2001, health club membership of people over 55 skyrocketed by 266%, (phenomenal growth in sports and fitness) and even after holding population constant, the increase was an astounding 219%. From 1990 – 1996, the CPSC recorded an increase of 54% in sports injury rates among people 65+ years of age and also deduced that these 65+ people may continue sports and fitness participation well into their 70’s, 80’s and perhaps even 90’s.


To go far beyond the CPSC study of emergency rooms, to an original consumer research survey featuring complete sports injury rates and statistics, visit the Specialist in Sports and Fitness Research.

Longworth Chiropractics and Sports Injuries can help you get back to your “A” game fast and safely.

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Contact Information   July 17th, 2009

Office Location:

7023 Mears Gate Dr NW
North Canton, OH 44720-8849
(330) 494-5554
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Monday : 9am-6pm
Tuesday : 9am-6pm
Wednesday : 9am-6pm
Thursday : 9am-6pm
Friday : by appointment only
Saturday : 9am-12pm
Sunday : closed

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Our Facility   July 17th, 2009

equip2Longworth Chiropractic and Sports Injuries facilities include equipment for personal training for athletes from youth through college and professional athletes. We can help you focus on SPEED, STRENGTH, and POWER along with injury prevention.


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Insurance   July 17th, 2009

insLongworth Chiropractic and Sports Injuries is a preferred  provider for  Aultcare, Aetna, Anthem Bluecross Blueshield, Cigna, Medical Mutual
, Emerald Health Network, Summa, Kaiser, United Healthcare, Ohio Workers’ Compensation, Great West, Ohio Healthchoice, Humana, Mail Handlers, Hometown, UFCW, Primetime, Caresource and more. If we are not in your provider book we still have options for you!

If you would like to know what your chiropractic insurance benefits are, call the office at (330)494-5554. If it is more convenient, drop us a note. Include your name, the insured’s name, your I.D. number, insurance company name and insurance company phone number. We will be glad to research what your policy and insurance will provide. When we find out what your benefits are, we will call or Email you.

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Slipped Disc   July 17th, 2009

LowerBackPainThe disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine. Although they do not actually “slip,” a disk may split or rupture. This can cause the disk to fail, allowing the gel to escape into the surrounding tissue. The leaking jellylike substance can place pressure on the spinal cord or on a single nerve fiber and cause pain either around the damaged disk or anywhere along the area controlled by that nerve. This condition is also known as a herniated, ruptured, prolapsed, or, more commonly, slipped disk.

The most frequently affected area is the low back, but any disk can rupture, including those in the neck.

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Spinal Imbalance   July 17th, 2009

neckpainLet us suppose that one day you carried a bowling ball around for the entire day, but instead of carrying it closely to your side, you held it a little distace from your body.  You’d get tired very fast!  It’s the same with your head.  It it’s properly balanced that’s fine, but if it’s held even a little off center.  You will start to suffer from fatigue as well as stress on your neck.  Longworth Chiropractics can help you re-align your spine to balance your body back to the correct position.  Our state of the art facility and our expert staff can help relieve the daily pain that you are experiencing.

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Whiplash   July 17th, 2009


Whiplash is a nonmedical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck’s normal rang of motion.

  • Whiplash happens in motor vehicle accidents, sporting activities, accidental falls, and assault.
  • The term whiplash was first used in 1928, and despite its replacement by synonyms (such as acceleration flexion-extension neck injury and soft tissue cervical hyperextension injury), it continues to be used to describe this common soft tissue neck injury. Your doctor may use the more specific terms of cervical sprain, cervical strain, or hyperextension injury.
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has been serving the Canton/Akron, Jackson , Massillon and Canal Fulton area for over 20 years. Conveniently located in Jackson township near the intersections of Portage and Wales roads.

Our facility has state of the art diagnostic and treatment equipment. Longworth Chiropractic and Sports Injuries has treated youth, highschool, college and professional athletes. Dr. Craig Longworth is a 1987 graduate of Life Chiropractic College, long time athlete and personal trainer with the knowledge and experience to help you with all your needs.building

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