Keefe Gorman of Merrill Lynch is a finance industry expert hailed as one of the top 50 brokers in the United States. Outside of Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman enjoys wakeboarding.
As with most sports, wakeboarding carries of risk of injury. According to Active and Safe Central, 25 percent of all injuries sustained while wakeboarding are lacerations, 11 percent are concussions, 10 percent are ankle sprains, and 5 percent go to leg fractures and shoulder dislocations each.
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears are the most common category of injuries and make up 31 percent. They usually occur when the wakeboarder jumps or falls. Treatment usually involves surgery or physiotherapy.
To avoid injuries like these, wakeboarders benefit from taking a course at a reputable school. The course helps participants familiarise themselves with proper techniques and safety rules. Practicing balance training exercises also reduces the risk of lower body injuries by up to 50 percent. Wakeboarders should also learn how to assess weather conditions before heading out. It allows them to stay vigilant about low and high tide times.
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Michael Keefe Gorman, a broker with Merrill Lynch, serves a geographically diverse group of individual investors, businesses, and non-profits from his office in Ithaca, New York.
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