Category Archives: Injury & Rehabilitation
Many of us have heard of hot and cold compress. Doctors recommend them to help in certain conditions which require some sort of pain management. The question, however, is do we know when to use hot compress and when to use cold compress?
An ankle sprain is one of the most common orthopedic injuries. It occurs when the ligaments of the ankle are excessively stretched or torn. This usually happens when the ankle is twisted under heavy weight. Mostly, the weight is your body weight when you stumble, lose balance, or concentrate all your weight on a single foot in an awkward position.
The game of football or soccer is the most played sport in the entire world. Almost every country has a national team and there must be very few people globally who don’t know the game. Part of the appeal is the ease with which the game can be adapted to be played almost anywhere, from professional stadiums to street corners and everywhere in between. As with any physical activity there are risks involved. According to statistics an adult who plays 1000 hours of soccer can expect to sustain between 9 and 35 injuries within that time frame. The figures are lower for adolescents as they tend to be more supple and young bodies repair damage faster.
After years of sprinting, touch football, ballet and netball as a girl and sprinting, indoor netball and general fitness training as an adult, it is fair to say that now at 31 my knees have seen better days. After tearing the cartilage in both my knees a year ago doing triple jump, all impact exercise was out of the question for four months while my knees were given a chance to heal.
Why is it important for the therapist to use the right massage techniques?
There are many benefits to this hugely popular sports treatment. Those that follow a strict exercise programme and work out regularly will find that regular sports massages will prevent injuries, keep their joints supple and flexible and improve the tone and condition of their muscles, therefore helping them maintain high performance levels during training. Though many of the patients at our clinic prefer to receive a full-body treatment, the massage can focus solely on the areas that are under the most stress, such as the shoulders, back, arms or legs.
If you enjoy exercising and have been doing it for a while, then you may know just how annoying it can be when you experience an injury. It is important to know how to avoid injury during exercise.
When most people hear the term ‘core strength’, they undoubtedly think of the same thing; six-pack abs. And while six-pack abs are a part of a strong core, they are not the entire picture, and nor does having only six-pack abs mean that you necessarily possess a strong core.
Practice, practice, and practice again until you get it right; do it better, perfect it, and get the win. All good advice when you are involved in competitive sports, right? We all know the only way to make it to No. 1 is to practice, practice, and practice again to perfect your game. After all, practice does make perfect, and as you carry on through the pain, the hours, the miles, or the court time, your dedication does get you the grand prize; the trophy, the medal, the prestige, and the title. At the end of the day you, my friend, are the best!
If you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, before you find yourself reaching for sleeping pills consider the solution may be as close as your kitchen. When and what you eat can help fight insomnia and help you catch those elusive Zzz’s tonight. Let’s take a look at the “Do’s and Don’ts” of sleep promoting eating habits.