Warm-ups: we all know we’re meant to do them, but who really wants to waste that valuable time when you could get stuck straight in to your training or game. Especially as the temperature drops, winter sets in and everyone wants to be back indoors as quickly as possible!
You might think of a warm-up as running a couple of low-intensity laps around the oval before a training session, or jumping on the bike or rower for 5 minutes before a gym session - basically anything to get the heart pumping a bit faster and the body feeling a bit warmer, but you should think about a warm-up as much more than that!
Let’s look at what a warm-up can really offer you…
After an extended break in regular training over the holiday period and a sudden return to sports our Podiatrists always see an increase in achilles tendon and calf muscle complaints.
Do you want to avoid becoming another injury statistic?
Here is our top 5 preventative tips to prevent Achilles Tendinopathy!
The changes we have experienced over the last few months have been some of the most challenging in our lifetimes. As a community we were rocked by the bushfires of summer 2019/2020 and now the impacts of coronavirus has meant we’ve had to adapt the way we interact socially and for many occupationally.
Many of you have needed to work from home or have kept kids home from school to comply with social distancing recommendations. While you may be managing physically with these changes for now, the more weeks we spend in modified working postures can have an undesirable impact on our muscles and joints.
Even if you’re not, I’d like to share with you some proactive tips to ensure you are keeping your musculoskeletal system happy ☺
When we spend too long in any one position, our ligaments and muscles can strain from being stretched in different directions. Over time and repeated poor postures can mean these tissues lose the ability to recoil to their natural resting state.
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the magpies have settled, it’s time to dust off the runners and get ready for another stellar running season!
Running season for most, typically starts around October and will go through until March. It is during this time, as Podiatrists we see a spike in soft tissue related injuries – WHICH ARE PREVENTABLE!
Soft tissue injuries are typically multifactorial, meaning multiple reasons contribute to why the injury has occurred. As health professionals with extensive training we understand and address the causative factors that relate to your injury, thus helping you in both the short term while also reducing your risk of the same injury recurring in the future.
Here are our top tips for being proactive in reducing your risk of injury this running season.
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