Spring has almost Sprung! Like most households, ours has a lot of yard cleaning, and outdoor activities on the horizon. This increase or chances of injuries. In the spring and summertime, several types of sports injuries are relatively common due to increased outdoor activities and participation in various sports. That can be anything from soccer and OZtag, to cycling and golf. Even partaking in things that might seem less strenuous like walking or jogging could lead to potential injuries.
There are a few things we can do to minimise the chances of injury.
Warm-up and Stretching:
Prior to engaging in any sports or outdoor activities, it’s essential to warm up your body and stretch your muscles. A proper warm-up increases blood flow to the muscles, making them more flexible and less prone to injury. Start with light aerobic exercises like jogging or jumping jacks, followed by dynamic stretches that mimic the movements you’ll be performing. Focus on stretching all major muscle groups, paying extra attention to areas specific to your activity. Remember to hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds without bouncing, as bouncing can cause muscle strain.
Use Proper Technique and Equipment:
Another vital aspect of injury prevention is using proper technique and wearing appropriate protective equipment. Whether at the gym, you’re playing a team sport, cycling, or engaging in other activities, learning and practicing correct techniques significantly reduces the risk of injury. Our in house Therapist Andrew can help you to ensure you are using the correct techniques.
Seek guidance from experienced coaches or instructors who can teach you the right form and technique for your chosen activity. Additionally, always wear the necessary protective gear such as helmets, mouthguards, goggles, footwear etc. Footwear is one of the items you should invest in!.
Remember that these preventive measures are general guidelines, and it’s important to consider individual factors such as age, fitness level, and any pre-existing conditions. If you have specific concerns or questions about injury prevention for a particular activity, it’s advisable to consult with a sports medicine professional or a qualified instructor who can provide tailored advice and recommendations.
Chiropractic care & Remedial Therapy can also be beneficial for various sports injuries, especially those that involve the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat conditions related to the spine, joints, muscles, and nerves. While they primarily focus on the spine, chiropractors can also provide care for other parts of the body including back pain, neck pain and whiplash, sprains and strains and shoulder injuries.
A good place to start on a new health journey such as your posture is with your health professional (such as a Chiropractor or Remedial Massage Therapist) who can provide you with treatments and lifestyle advice for ongoing support at home or at work.
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