19 Apr How to Prevent Spring Injuries
Coming out of hibernation is great; the sun feels fuzzy on your skin, the days last longer and the nights start getting warmer. But something we may not think about with the turn of seasons is how our bodies have changed over the winter. Even if you’ve remained active during the cold months, certain muscles and joints may have not been used or worked out the same way you may use them once spring and summer come along. Over time, although short, your muscles have gotten weaker without regular use. This is especially common for your quads, hamstrings, hips and several other key muscles. Once your body has spent an extended amount of time not focusing on certain body parts, getting back into sports and activities can be significantly stressful on your body, resulting in sprains, strains and tears. It is most common to have these kind of injuries in the ankles, hamstrings and groin. That’s why it’s important to know how you can prevent spring injuries and ease your body back into a more active lifestyle.
In the video below, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville gives us some tips on how to prevent getting hurt as you get back into getting active this spring!