Physiotherapy in Chelmsford & Southend on Sea
Pre-Season Niggles July 25, 2017
Pre season niggles
The football preseason is in full swing for most and competitive action is only around the corner. However, for some this may be a frustrating period after hopes of a fresh season, a fresh start and injury niggles can really limit the full potential of a successful season. So what are the best ways to avoid these preseason niggles?
The first major point is if you have more than a niggle, i.e this injury has stopped you playing a game then get a physio to assess your injury ASAP! The quicker your problem is assessed, the quicker you can get a diagnosis and on the right track to speedy recovery ! If the stiffness, tightness, limitation of function is something you can play with then here are a few ideas that might work for you !
Pre training/match prehab, or conditioning as known to some needs to be holisitc and cover all bases to reduce your risk to injury. Unless you have a known trouble area then you might want to target this greater in your routine. I.e if you have had recurrent hamstring problems; activation, neural and dynamic mobility exercises may need to be a regular must do alongside the rest of your routine. Examples of exercises performed to reduced injuries and severity of injuries can be viewed on the FIFA +11 poster below. This consist of running, strengthening, lengthening and proprioceptive exercises. All these physical components of exercise/fitness and are a great foundation for most to start from. As with most things
consistency in performing these exercises is the key in getting the most of this routine.
To build a specific routine for your niggles or injuries call either of our Chelmsford or Southend phone numbers or email address for further details.
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