Fall Sports Safety

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Fall Sports Safety

Sports are often an integral part of any active person’s lifestyle. Playing a sport can not only be fun and exciting, but it also functions as a great source of exercise. Unfortunately, because sports are so fun, often athletes can fall into bad practice or play habits and not give their bodies enough time to rest, resulting in pain or injury. This can eventually lead to being sidelined from the sport, and, if left untreated, many conditions or injuries can develop into chronic problems which will impede your academic career for years, if not the rest of your life. At Movement Concepts Physical Therapy in Garden City, we know how to help athletes not only treat their body well, but also maximize performance in a variety of physical sports.


What can I do?

As the Fall sports season approaches in Rockville Centre, you will have to start exercising and regaining your playing shape before jumping back into the game. The most important thing to remember when getting back in shape is that you have to give your body the proper ability to rest and recover from your workouts. Here are some simple tips that can help you get the most of your recovery time:


  • Stretching – Static, Isolated, Dynamic, or even using a Foam Roller
  • Paying attention – The body will give you signals if you are in distress. Don’t ignore them.
  • RICE principles – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Hydrating and eating properly – Don’t forget that what you put in is what you get out
  • Cross training – Do different exercises. Vary your routine to give muscles rest.
  • Sleep – Don’t neglect how important sleep is to recovery. Get enough every night.


It’s also vitally important while working to get into shape that you avoid overtraining. If you notice any odd physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, decreased appetite, or impaired movement after a training session, don’t ignore them. Your body is telling you something. Don’t increase your level of training too quickly, and give your body proper time to adjust.


Contact us today!

At Movement Concepts Physical Therapy in Garden City,  we will help you develop a healthy and effective training program to help you get back to peak form healthily and efficiently. Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs if you may have overdone your training. Contact us today to make sure you are in the best shape possible for the upcoming Fall sports season!

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