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5 Ways To Ease Back Into Sports After An Injury.

November 26, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Health & Wellness, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comGetting back into sports after an injury can be a long and hard process. Whether you need a couple of weeks or months to recover, the road to feeling fit and healthy again won’t be easy – but it will definitely be worth it.

With that in mind, here are 5 ways to ease yourself back into sports after an injury:

 

  • Don’t Rush Into Things And Take Everything One Day At A Time

 

Whilst it may be tempted to start getting back into sports as soon as you start to feel a little bit better, it could actually hinder your progress. Whether you’re going through physiotherapy, whiplash treatment or self-recovering from a sports injury – it’s important that you don’t rush into getting started again.

 

  • Ease Yourself Into It With Low Impact Exercises

 

If you do want to start exercising again, try easing yourself into things with low impact exercises that won’t put any extra strain on your existing injury, or cause any new ones. A great way to do this is to spend 30-45 minutes a day in a swimming pool. Whilst you may not be able to do lengths, slowly swimming is a great way to relieve tension.

For more information on different low impact exercises, you can visit this website here.

 

  • Speak To A Specialist To Find Out Your Best Options

 

If you’re really concerned about your injury and how long it will take to get back into sports, you can speak to a specialist who will let you know what your best options are. They’ll be able to advise you on the exercises you can and can’t do, as well as giving you a better idea of how long it will be before you will be back to your old self.

 

  • Reduce The Amount Of Days You Exercise

 

If you’re used to exercising six days a week, try reducing that by as much as half. With a reduced exercise plan, you’ll find your body doesn’t suffer too much and you’ll be feeling better in no time.  

 

  • Hire A PT To Help You Rebuild Your Strength

 

If you want to get back to exercise a little sooner, try hiring a personal trainer to help you rehabilitate yourself. Having a personal trainer will allow you to see a specialist a couple of times a week, allowing them to see what is working well for you, and what isn’t.

They will be able to give you specific exercises to work through, let you know exactly how your recovery is going and give you an idea of how long a full rehabilitation will take. On top of that, they will also ensure that the rest of your body isn’t out of action for too long, meaning you’ll be able to get back to playing your favourite sports in no time.

Have you had to come back to sports after an injury? Let us know your top tips for easing yourself back in the comment section below.

Staff Writer; Shelia Law


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