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Injury prevention is one of the topics physiotherapists like to explore for its potential benefits. For one, it will be a big boost to the performance of both professional and recreational athletes, as well as spare as many people as possible from aches and pains. Furthermore, it can help decrease health care and treatment costs.
While studies are still being done on this subject, physiotherapists agree that injury prevention cannot be achieved 100%. These professionals, however, recommend several ways by which the risks of injury can be minimised. SportScotland head of physiotherapy Fiona Mather offers some advice to professional and amateur athletes, as reported by Angela McManus for the Evening Times:
"If you have a 10K coming up or a half marathon, ask yourself if you have enough time to prepare your body to be able to take part," advises Fiona.
"It is setting a timeframe and goals within that and it very much depends on what you've done before and what your foundation base is in terms of fitness.
"You need to break down what you need to happen by when, so having goals and preparation and planning is everything."
Before participating in any sporting event or strenuous physical activity, it is important to make the necessary preparations. These include doing proper warm-up exercises and wearing the right gear on the day of the event. Long before this, however, the right training has to be done, preferably under the supervision of a professional.
You have to be attuned to your body’s condition, and make sure that you are not pushing yourself beyond your physical limitations. Overloading the body is one of the surest ways of getting injured. Keep at your own pace, and don’t allow yourself to be pressured into doing more than what you think you can do.
Physiotherapy by London practitioners, such as those in CK Physio, can also help minimise the risk of injuries through exercises that will enhance mobility, and safe and symmetrical movements.
Healing from Injury
Physiotherapists say that the best known indicator of a possible injury is a previous injury. If you have been injured, make sure you fully recover from this injury before subjecting your body to another round of strenuous activity. Otherwise, the condition could only worsen and become more serious.
Get a physio in London at the first signs of injury, such as aches and pains in any of your joints or muscles. Physiotherapists offer non-invasive treatments and injury management techniques, such as exercise programs and joint manipulation. Additionally, give yourself ample time to recover from the injury and be as fit as possible for the next big event.
(Source: The key to keeping fit is setting realistic targets for yourself, Evening Times, October 25,2014)