Now that summer has started, many people will soon be gearing up for various types of athletic events. Although regular exercise is highly recommended to promote optimal health, engaging in rigorous activities often pose the risk of suffering from injuries, especially if special precautions are not taken.
Preventing injuries is the best way to get the most out of sports activities and stay healthy. Here are a few recommendations that have proven to be useful:
If you are unable to prevent an injury be aware of the signs that one has occurred so that you can start to treat it right away. Symptoms such as swelling, serious pain, tingling or numbness, a loss of mobility or strength, and skin discoloration indicate that it is time to rest and treat the injury.
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) is usually sufficient for the treatment of minor injuries*, but major injuries typically require medical attention and physiotherapist.
If you are suffering from a current or previous sports injury and would like help during your recovery our trained professionals can assess and correct your muscle balance and biomechanics, show you appropriate strengthening and stretching exercises, and use physiotherapist treatment techniques that have been proven to help get you back to sport. Rehabilitation in the form of physiotherapist is a highly effective way to reduce the recovery period, improve strength and agility, and prevent additional injuries from occurring.
*New research is emerging examining the use of ice in acute injury and suggests that ice may slow down the inflammatory response necessary to initiate healing. As the body of literature grows and practice changes we will be sure to update our recommendations.
ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre is your centre of choice for effective injury management and prevention in a professional, relaxed, motivating environment . We will guide you along your way to reaching your full potential! ProActive Rehab is a multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility located in the heart of downtown Huntsville Ontario. We offer a wide range of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, aquatherapy and post-rehab aquacise, cardiac rehabilitation, custom foot orthotics, braces, supports and rehab products. We pride ourselves in being the centre of choice in north Muskoka for exemplary customer service, professional and effective rehab programs and experienced staff all in a relaxed and motivating environment!