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Posted on 11-27-2017

Sports Injury Prevention Tips

Everyone who plays sports assumes the risk of getting injured. However, that doesn't mean that you have to simply accept this fact. There are plenty of things that you can do to reduce your risk of injury here in Inver Grove Heights. Injury prevention isn't one single thing—it is awareness of your body and respect for its needs. Chiropractic care can be a great way to attend to the needs of your body, sometimes even before it starts telling you that something is wrong.

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Stretching Prevents Sport Injuries

One of the biggest things that you can do to avoid a sport injury is to stretch. Stretching should be parts of your warm-up routine and you should take time to stretch before every single workout. Likewise, you should always take time to warm up. At least five minutes of stretching and warm up are vital. When warming up, the best thing to do is mimic the movements that you will be making during your workout, at a lighter intensity.

Good Technique is Vital for Athletes

Although no one is good at a sport right from the very beginning, it is essential for injury prevention that athletes use good technique and do not overreach themselves. Practicing at a level where the good technique has been abandoned in favor of strength or speed is a recipe for disaster. Take the time to learn how to perform the action correctly, and then take the time to make sure that you can do it correctly in action.

Truly Heal Old Injuries

If your old injuries are not allowed to fully heal, they will create weak spots in your body's physiology. These weak spots will rely on other parts of the body to do the job that they are supposed to and can make you more prone to new injuries as well as re-injuring yourself. Massage therapy from our chiropractor is great for pain management, and it also helps soft tissue injuries heal. Plus, it's great stress relief! Proper rehabilitation of an injury can help return your body to a strong, fit state.

Cahill Back and Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights Supports Athletes

Athletes are going to get sports injuries. It's just a fact. However, here at Cahill Back and Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights, our chiropractor can help you through rehabilitation with massage therapy and other pain management techniques. We offer chiropractic care that treats the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. Whether you need stress relief or serious rehabilitation, call us at 651-451-7222 today to make an appointment.

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