Monday 4 November 2013

Preparing for winter sport

Some people find that the cold winter weather can play havoc with their joints and muscles, which is why it might be a good idea to visit a physiotherapist if you find yourself seizing up as the temperature drops. 

Even something as simple as shivering or the way we brace ourselves against the cold can lead to discomfort over time, so working with a physiotherapist can help you work through any cold-related pain you might be experiencing.

Physiotherapists can work with you to improve your posture and correct an unusual stance you may have developed after spending lots of time in the cold weather. When we are cold, we tend to tense our muscles to retain body heat, and this can make us more prone to sports injuries, especially if we don’t warm up correctly. 

You may need to learn techniques to warm up more efficiently and to continue playing the sports you love whilst avoiding worsening any existing injuries or creating new ones.

If you are interested in finding out more about how physiotherapy can help you continue to play your favourite sport safely throughout winter, please contact us today for more information about our physiotherapists.

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