With pre-season preparation coming to an end and footy season about to start the excitement and anticipations are high. Some simple advice and preparation can enhance your participation in sport regardless of age.
To get off to a flying start here are some helpful tips:
Each season make sure all your protective equipment is in good working order:
In our practice we unfortunately help people when accidents happen. Fortunately for many this is not often or too serious. It is different for children and adults. We commonly attend to lower limb concerns (knee, ankle, thigh, calf). A common ankle sprain, a sore foot or calf strain. These are very common and in most situations not serious. Quick care can get you back to full steam in no time. Things that we often see in practice that lead to these occurrences include:
A good example is a sprained ankle. Imagine the ligaments in your ankle are like an elastic band. If you stretch it too much it will lose its elasticity and not work as well. This is a good way to think about the ligaments in an ankle. Sometimes when they have been hurt, they might not do their job as well and you could continue to roll to the side. The good news is, is that there are some simple and effective exercises that can help and improve stability so that the pesky ankle sprain doesn't occur again. Well, at least not too often.
At Health Associates we are here to help you 'do the things you love.' If you have any questions please contact us and our friendly team members can help you.
Josh Hallinan - Chiropractor
Tuesday - 8am - 6pm
Thursday - 8am - 6pm