Here at The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice we are as much about injury prevention as we are treatment and cure! We have put together some advice and tips for you. But if you have any queries or worries please ring and speak to one of our experience practitioners or book in for an assessment or a general MOT.
Why is injury prevention important?
Minimises loss of training/running/competing/time off work
Improves performance, quality of life and allows you to continue with your preferred hobbies
Reduces the risk of long term damage/injury
How can I prevent an Injury?
Personalised specific exercise programme
General exercise, keeping active and keeping fit
How do exercises prevent injury?
Improve strength and coordination which are needed to move in the correct way
Moving correctly minimises stress and strain on the body and specifically the joints
Building strength and mobility around the joints helps protect them
What types of exercises help?
General flexibility exercises
Strength and stability to promote good movement and control
Core strengthening exercises such as Pilates and Yoga
Sport specific exercises
General exercise such as walking has been proven to prevent low back pain
There is evidence to support that exercise is an effective prevention and treatment for knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, low back pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and chronic pain……SO GET MOVING!