Here at Bellevue Bone and Joint Physicians, we know that looking and feeling our best for the holidays is important. The rush to look physically fit and healthy for the season can climb to the top of the list of priorities for many of us.
Whether you are new to the fitness world or a regular to the gym, taking on a new fitness strategy is not a task to be taken lightly. Often this time of the year, new exercisers flood the facilities and find themselves with a laundry list of desires and a short timeline to accomplish them. This can set a person up for frustration, failure or worse, injury.
At BBJP, we are in the business of repairing and recovering our patients from injuries. We also want them to learn how to prevent them as well. Using moderation, proper technique and a well organized timeline can help with achieving results and most importantly reduce the risks of injury.
According to http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/workout-injuries-prevention-and-treatment some common sports related injuries include:
- Ankle sprains
- Stress fractures
- Muscle pull
- Wrist sprain or dislocation
- Knee injuries
Most of these injuries require weeks of rest and repair. Some of them may require Physical Therapy or Surgery. Injuries and accidents happen often enough so why take the risk?
Some helpful tips from our physical therapy team in Bellevue include the following:
- Always check with your Health Practitioner to ensure you are healthy enough for exercise
- Find a sensible workout program that interests you and ease into it
- Develop a consistent, balanced routine through the days and weeks
- Warm up and cool down properly
- Develop a regular routine of stretches
- Listen to your body
Happy and safe holidays from our family to yours,
Your Physical Therapy Team in Bellevue