Getting Ready for Summer Lacrosse
Anyone who has played lacrosse knows how taxing it can be on your body. The constant change in speed, use of muscle strength, and attention to strategy throughout a game can be exhausting. Enduring this for an entire season can leave your body feeling fatigued and overworked, lending yourself to an increased chance for injury. That is why proper preparation is key for a healthy and productive season. Here are some useful exercises that can help strengthen and prepare your body for the upcoming season:
Lacrosse is usually categorized as a moderate risk sport. The main types of injuries players typically face are bruises, sprains, and strains. That being said, there are many more intense injuries that can occur. These injuries include:
It can be agreed that the goal of any athlete is to prevent injuries before they happen. Prevention can range from incorporating different stretching routines before a practice or game to seeking the help of a physical therapist to target and strengthen problem areas. It’s recommended that lacrosse players follow these steps to help prevent injuries:
Warm-up properly by incorporating a stretching routine
Be proactive in your conditioning all-year-round, especially during the off-season
Allow your body some time to rest
Report any injuries or pain you might be feeling
By taking these steps to prepare for the season, you can help eliminate your chances of injury.
At United Rehab Physical Therapy, we offer a wide range of physical therapy treatments specifically designed for athletes. We use a hands-on approach to physical therapy to help relieve pain and promote a stronger self. If you are an athlete and are looking to prepare for the upcoming season, contact us at United Rehab Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment.