Today I’m going to chat about injuries, we all have them, some are worse than others, but most of us must work with them. Sooooo, you tell me yours and ill tell you mine haha. I have had a few injuries in my time; feet, ankles, knees, abs, back, shoulders, whiplash, and a couple of concussions… and a couple of concussions. I imagine that your list is probably very similar, not always severe (most of mine are not), but usually annoying at very least.
So what should we do about them?
That is no small question but I’m going to give a relatively short answer.
1st. Seek professional help, see a doctor, or physio/physical therapist… and listen to the advice they give you!!! If you don’t know what the problem is or what it is caused by then it becomes hard to treat.
2nd. Do the rehab!! This is one of the most common problems I come across as a trainer. Clients are given the work to do by myself or another professional, but for any number of reasons (excuses) they choose not to do them. Simply giving into a 10 min per day routine is sometimes all that is required to become pain free from an injury…WORTH IT!!!
3rd. This is in my mind the more challenging solution to injuries and pain… PREVENTION!!!!! What do I mean by prevention? Things like warming up properly with muscle activation, proper movement before, during and after a workout or sport, Foam Rolling, stretching (when appropriate) etc.
Lastly, being active isn’t always easy… but its ALWAYS REWARDING!!!
Stay tuned for videos and tutorials on my social media platforms (you can check them out above) for contents on warmups like rolling, dynamic movement, and activation.
That’s all for today, as always thanks for reading!!!