Preventing Spring Injuries


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 25-Mar-2016

Every spring, we see a number of people suffering from injuries associated with getting back to being active. The main reason for this is that most people are relatively inactive during the winter which allows their quads, hamstrings and hips to get tighter and their core and other key muscles get weaker. Because of this tightness and relative weakness, when they return to playing or participating in sports, their body isn’t prepared to support the sudden and significant stress, strain and extension required by these activities. The net result is often sprains, strains or even tears; particularly in the ankles, hamstrings and the groin.

In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates specific tests to determine if your body is ready for an immediate return to spring activity; along with things you can do to get ready so that you can avoid the most common spring injuries:

 


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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