5 Ways To Stay Sports Injury Free

Posted: January 6, 2019

5 Ways To Stay Sports Injury Free

During our time at Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic we regularly see Sports Injury incidents that we feel can be avoided and or reduced. Two of the most common questions asked by our clients are “whats the best way to stay sports injury free?”or “Whats the best way to decrease Sports Injury Risk”. Because of this we have put together some information from a sports injury medical perspective on the ways in which you maybe able to reduce the risk of injury occurrence and stay sports injury free.

What is Sports Injury and What Does it Involve? 

Sports Injury as per simple definition is an injury to the human skeletal system which has occurred through playing of a sport whether it be a sporting activity or sporting movement. Sports injury can occur to the bone structure of the human body, nervous system and soft tissue. Sports injury to the bone structure usually causes fracture or break of one or more bones of the body. Nervous system damage usually occurs with muscular damage and go hand in hand with soft tissue sports injury and can include injury to the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the body. Sports injury risk is the probability of sports injury to occur. Sports injury risk may increase or decrease dependant on a few factors.

What Increases the risk of Sports Injury?

The risk of sports injury can be increased through a number of factors. Some obvious ones would be the sport in question, for example sports injury in contact sports maybe greater due to its nature. From a medical point of view some key aspects would maybe increase the risk of sports injury these are:

  • Repetition 

A sporting action which is constantly repeated can lead to the increase in sports injury.

  • Poor Pre Sports Activity Training

Inadequate pre sports activity training such as warm up, diet, hydration may lead to a higher risk of sports injury.

  • Poor Post Sports Activity Training

As the bullet point suggests poor post sports activity training such as cool down, hydration, diet muscle wastage my lead to an increased risk of sports injury.

So How Can I Reduce the Risk of Sports Injury?

Taking in the information and looking at some factors which may increase the risk of sports injury any measures to counter act these may lead to the decrease risk of sports injury. Advice to decrease Sports Injury would suggest a good preparation pre sports activity. This may include warm up stretch, pre activity sports massage, adequate hydration and diet. Another suggestion maybe to have better hydration, cool down, stretch post activity spots massage, and look at diet supplements post sports activity. 

Can Sports Injury Risk Be Reduced?

In conclusion we can see the number of factors that may increase the risk of sports injury and together we have provided some suggestions which may decrease the risk of sports injury from occurring. For more information please use the links to our social media.

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What our clients say

"Playing rugby at a high standard means I must stay fit and injury free. Although i wasn't injured at the time I payed a visit to the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic after having been told by a freind the indepth injury prevention work they offer. It was clear to see that the treatment team were very experienced and were used to working with high caliber sports personel as the asssesment and biomechanical analyses was exceptional. I was told about the injuries that i could be more at risk of gettign and had a strict well supported rehabillition programme to follow. After just a few sessions i can honestly say i feel a big difference in my balance and equal muscular strength. Even though I am at the later stages of my career feel it is a great service to stay injury free and would realy benefit any youngsters who are keen to play their relative sports at the highest level. A big thankyou to the team at the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic keep the great work up, highly recomended.”

by Adam Wilson, Nuneaton O.E. RFC

"I can honestly say that I can feel a marked improvement in my right shoulder. It now feels more relaxed and less tense than it has for many years. Playing cricket at a high standard put a lot of stress on the body. The injury treatment and prevention work I received was brilliant Thank You Ash”

by Jason Jakeman, Cricket Coach, Former Worcester CC & Coventry North Warwickshire all rounder

"I had never heard of Queens Rd Sports Injury Clinic but after suffering with back aches I thought I would give it a go. I am really pleased at the results your treatment has given me. I can't believe it only took two treatments to make a huge difference. If only I had known about the clinic before."

by Sheila Beasley, Accountant

"Having suffered from spinal joint pain for years and tried many other therapists and treatments with no success I was told by a friend to visit Ash the specialist at the Queens Rd Sports Injury Clinic. Although my injury had nothing to do with sport it was explained to me that this did not matter. The expertise Ash has in this field is second to none and the results are amazing. He is a great guy and offers a service of high quality I would definitely recommend him to anyone".

by Graham Wale, Warehouseman.

“I have played rugby at a semi-professional and professional level for much of my career. During this time i have had a lot of injuries which stopped my playing career and doing certain activities on a daily bases. The work Ash has done has been awesome not only has he made my daily living easier i am now back playing rugby at a recreational standard. The knowledge he has about the human body is outstanding and his support with the rehabilitation programme throughout my treatment was excellent. I wasn't surprised to find out about his great achievements and the fact he has worked with some of the best athletes in the country".

by Ricky Hislop Former Coventry RFC

"After giving birth to my son I suffered from severe lower back and hip pain. Having had a consultation i was put through a detailed analyses which found muscle and biomechanical imbalances. The treatment I received and rehabilitation programme I followed allowed me to get back to day to day living. Visiting the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic was by far the best choice I have ever made, highly recommended to anyone with any injury".

by Donnor Pearson, Full time mum

"My son suffered from a chronic knee condition which leads him not being able take part in any physical activity for over 8 months. It was very frustrating for me and my son with the problem not being solved and him not being able to play football or be a normal active teenager. After travelling near and far and having visited a lot of therapists I came across the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic by chance. From the very first consultation I knew my son was in good hands. The assessments and analyses he was put through were extremely thorough and it was clear for me to see what the problem was and why after seeing other therapists it still was not fixed. Two months later after my son started the treatment, we was both back to playing sport and doing normal physical activities. It was not only the treatment I was happy with but the support my son received throughout his rehabilitation programme. I received information and advice when I needed it even outside clinic times. If you’re looking for goodservice, brilliant support and recovering treatment from an injury or discomfort pain then visiting the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic is a must, their experienced team will not let you down".

by Jason Bebe, Car Technician