SPORTS INJURY

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About Sports Injury

There are many different types of sports injuries from the very minor to severe injury requiring a lengthy period of sport. All sporting participants from the elite Olympian to the recreational walker can get injured. Contact sport participants are more likely to suffer bruises and lacerations due to the nature of the sport. Sporting activities make specific demands on the body. Regardless of the level of preparation or participation sportspeople can still be susceptible to injury.

The most common types of injury are trauma, overuse and biomechanical. The hamstring muscle group have the highest incidence of injury.

Try to minimize your injury risk by following these guidelines:

  • Warm up correctly for your sport
  • Build up your training schedule slowly
  • Know your own body (e.g. if you have poor flexibility include more stretching and core strengthening into your programme)
  • Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
  • Refuel and manage your protein intake
  • Know if you have mal-alignment issues and get advice from a Chartered Physiotherapist
  • Follow your treatment and rehabilitation plan
  • If injured, do not return to sport until you are fully recovered

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