Avoid Preventable Injuries Through Our Sports Medicine Treatments
Dr. Steven Major believes:
“It takes an athlete to treat an athlete.”
Athletics are becoming more and more competitive. Dr. Major believes that because he competed at a high level it helps him understand the needs of today’s athlete. He has treated and trained a multitude of high school, collegiate, elite amateur and professional athletes. Assisting athletes in optimizing their performance has been his standard of practice.
Training for a sport is a systematic annualized process. Athletes know that for every week they miss in training…it takes two weeks to catch up. The KEY…don’t miss training!!!! Down time from injury has a multitude of costs:
- Missed training
- Missed game time/participation
Many injuries can be prevented! By screening athletes, biomechanical deficiencies that lead to injury can be identified and corrected BEFORE they result in injury.
At Major Chiropractic & Sports Science, Ltd. we offer a FREE injury prevention screening to the area athletes.
Injury Prevention For Everyone
Injury prevention is vital for everyone, whether you’re a professional athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or someone who just likes to stay active. If you’re mobile and somewhat active, suffering from an injury would impact your quality of life. We’re here to explore how to stay safe and prevent injuries during exercise.
What causes an injury?
Oftentimes, injuries occur when we are performing the movement incorrectly or our muscles are bombarded by the additional stress or tension that is being placed upon it.
How To Prevent a Fitness Related Injury
While it’s always important to listen to your body, below are some tangible practices you can implement today to stay safe during exercise.
Start out slow.
We know, you’re jazzed about a new HIIT routine and want to power through it, or perhaps you want to add sprinting to your schedule. The key to new exercises and movements is to take it slow, even slower than you think. If your new sprint routine requires you to sprint the long sections of the track, instead try sprinting the short parts. Or, during a HIIT routine, focus more on a rest-based workout instead of trying to rush through it.
Everyone seems to want to skip a warm-up and this is where injury easily prevails. Take 5 to10 minutes and foam roll, jump jump, or walk around the block to get your muscles warm and ready for action.
Give your body ample time to rest and recover.
If you’re starting something new you may feel sore, this is completely normal. What isn’t normal is being extremely fatigued, sore all the time, and unmotivated. If you have any of these signs, you may be overtraining and need to rest and recover.
Partner With Major Chiropractic
We’re here to help elevate your health and wellness! Partner with us and receive information and practical tips when it comes to injury prevention. Schedule an appointment with us today!