Hi Ashy community!
As we get well and truly under way with our soccer season, the enthusiasm and new-found appreciation for “freedom” in post-COVID times is palpable. And whilst our minds are going full steam ahead, our bodies are potentially struggling to keep up!
The beginning of an injury can start with just a “niggle” – and this occurs long before you show up on our treatment table. Over the last 18 months we have helped our Ashy players successfully rehab from ACL injuries, hamstring strains, shoulder reconstructions, quad tears, and more but one of our most favourite things to do is actually prevent injuries before they happen.
Lots of research in the broader realm of sport science has focused on injury prevention, and many programs have been implemented across all genders, levels, and types of competitive sport worldwide to address this.
Ladies – we are looking at you! ACL tears are one of the most common injuries amongst female soccer players. Do you know what to do to reduce your risk of this dreaded diagnosis?
Guys – how are those hammies feeling? Soft tissue injuries, such as hamstring strains are often underrated and can continue to recur if not rehabbed properly.
As we progress further into the soccer season, let’s take care of our bodies and maximise our play time by doing “behind the scenes” work. Inadequate sleep and recovery time is a massive risk factor for injury – so make sure to catch those ZzzZzzZzz’s. Proper nutrition and hydration is vital for optimal performance – so make sure to fuel your body before, during, and after activity. Finally, getting treatment and guidance for injury management is the best way to come back to play efficiently. So book in to see a physio as soon as a “niggle” shows up.
Good luck in the upcoming games and we will do the best we can to support you all throughout the rest of the season.
Cheers, Glenferrie Sports and Spinal Team.