Winter Sports

Sports Injuries:

Statistically speaking, sports injuries peak in the months of May, June and July.
Cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increase your risk of sustaining injury. However, the fear of sustaining a sports injury should not deter you from participating in your chosen winter exercise or sport.
Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the probability of developing heart disease, diabetes, mental illness and many types of cancer.
Whilst the benefits certainly outweigh the risks, now is the time to take extra precautions to avoid injury. The following points will go a long way to helping you get to the end of the season with a reduced risk of injury.

-Warm up and cool down. Properly warmed muscles are much softer, therefore, less likely to strain. Gently cooling down gives the muscles a chance to recover.
-Have the correct equipment for your activity
-Begin slowly and gradually build up to the challenge. This is the big picture version of warming up.
-Keep hydrated . Every day! Not just on game day.
-Listen to your body and reduce intensity or rest as necessary
-Give yourself one or two recovery days each week .
-Rest an injury, don’t try to ‘work through’ the pain.
-Progress at your own pace and don’t overdo it.

Before beginning any new exercise program, it’s always a good idea to visit your physiotherapist. This is especially important if you have had a previous injury or musculoskeletal condition.
We are trained to assess and evaluate your body and can offer valuable advice to assist you in preventing sports injuries.

So whether you are starting a new sport or wanting to get the most out of the sport you are already enjoying – get in touch! MAKE A BOOKING

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