How to Stay Safe when Playing Summer Sports

Now that the weather seems to be improving somewhat, and we all want to spend more time outdoors, it’s time to turn our heads to popular summer sports that are out there waiting for us!

Playing any kind of sport or taking part in exercise brings with it a few risks of injury, even if you are experienced. Whether you are an avid sports player or you have just been introduced to something new, you may need physiotherapy at some point to help an injury or prevent future injuries.

Here at Physio Wellbeing we have put together a few of the common injuries when playing summer sports, to help you avoid them and remain safe!Read More

The Benefits of Stretching Exercises

Stretching can have many benefits when it comes to your muscles, and while it does not always prevent injuries from happening, it can certainly help as stretching can prepare and warm up your muscles before any sort of training.

Even though research doesn’t necessarily point towards the concept of stretching being essential, there is no harm in it either. Stretching exercises are thought to improve flexibility and increase your range of movement, and it can reduce muscle soreness after exercise. This is because stretching can increase the blood and nutrient supply to your muscles. You are likely to lose flexibility gradually if you stop stretching, usually after about 4 weeks.

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