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Winter Sports

16th June 2014

Winter Sports Biomechanics Healthcare Cronulla

 

Sport is an important part of the culture in Australia, with a long history in the country dating back to the pre-colonial period. 

Australia's mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, regular outdoor sports can be played all year, and indeed more vigorous sports are more comfortably played in winter. 

Did you know that there 5.2 million Australians suffer sports-related injuries each year.

The most common sport/leisure activities related to injuries within each age group

 

Sport/Leisure Activity

0 -14yrs old

15-34yrs old

35-54yrs old

55+yrs old

Acrobatic sports

 

 

 

Basketball

 

 

Cricket

 

 

Cycling

Equestrian sports

Australian Rules Football

 

 

Rugby League & Union

 

Soccer

Individual athletic activities

 

 

 

Motorcycle Inc. dirt bike racing & jumping

Netball

 

 

 

Racquet sports

 

 

Skating & rollerblading

 

 

Surfing & boogie boarding

 

Swimming

 

 

Target & precision sports

 

 

 

 

Sports injury rates peak during the winter months of May, June and July, which is not surprising because cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increase your risk of being hurt.

Some suggestions for sports training in cold conditions include:

·       Wear appropriate warm clothing.

·       Multiple layers of clothing trap more body heat than one bulky item.

·       Devote more time to warming up and stretching before exercising.

·       Keep up your fluid intake as the cold weather can still cause fluid loss.

·       Wear sun protection, particularly if you’re at the snow.

·       Don’t push yourself too far or too fast, particularly if you’re a beginner.

 

Please call your Osteopath, Podiarist or Massage Therapist at Biomechanics Healthcare on 9527 3322 or visit our clinic at 2/23 Cronulla Street in Cronulla, NSW for more information.

 

 

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