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how to avoid impact injuries in kayaking?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Precautions.: Kayaking is not a sedentary sport. Exercise and strength training will minimize injuries caused by this sport. Using proper safety equipment can minimize those "impact injuries" that occur from actually hitting something, like rocks.

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