Empower PT . Staying Active & Avoiding Injury

Injury Prevention Tips For The Winter

Stay within your abilities We have all heard of the term “weekend warrior” which means a person that has not prepared their body at all to go out and do extensive sports or activities on the weekend. Typically, this person is more prone to injury, just because they are not prepared. If you have a hard time running, then you wouldn’t go out and do a marathon. Make sure that you train and practice for the sport or activity you would like to try. Wear proper equipment When doing activities, make sure you have the right equipment to prevent injuries. Good running shoes, insulated boots, gloves, hats and helmets, and much more can make the difference when it comes to preventing injury. During the colder months, don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather. Remember, wearing multiple thin, warm layers rather than one or two thick layers is ideal. If you have been injured or just want to improve your overall health and fitness, give us a call today to learn more about our programs. We are here to help you have an active, pain-free life.

The winter presents several fun activities that can double as workouts. Taking advantage of nearby ski slopes or ice skating rinks can be a fun outing that will get you out of the house while simultaneously getting your body moving. Even getting outside to go sledding or build a snowman with the kids can give you the amount of daily exercise you need. If the weather proves to be too blustery, you can also stay active by taking the stairs, participating in fitness classes, or doing at-home exercises. Here are some tips to help keep you injury-free this winter. Stretch Stretching is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries. Realize that your muscles and other tissues require water to be elastic. Stretching helps to bring water into the tissues making them more elastic and allowing them to stretch more.This prevents over-stretching and tearing. Hydrate and nutrition Your body is over 70% water and therefore, requires water to be supple and function at its best. Without adequate water and nutrition, your body’s tissues are more prone to over-stretching and injury. Drink up and if you find that you are very salty when you sweat, make sure to intake more electrolytes with a sports drink like Gatorade.

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W H Y YO U N E E D T O C O M E I N F O R A F R E E C H E C K - U P :

S E R V I C E S W E O F F E R !

• Balance Disorders • Difficulty Walking • Deconditioning • Muscle Weakness • Vertigo • And Many More!

• Sprains and Strains • Fractures • Tennis Elbow • Rotator Cuff Injuries • Impingement Syndrome

• Low Back Pain • Cervical Pain • Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Herniated/Bulging Disc • SI/Pelvic Pain • Arthritis

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably

� Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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