Curling is not at the top of the list when people think of sports that lead to injuries. However, a lack of flexibility, and core stability can lead to injury.
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While we do live a beautiful country, sometimes we are all too familiar with the slippery winters and uneven surfaces that come with the territory. Since our ankles put in the overtime to keep our balance during these months, we have to pay them for the overtime. To do this we need to strengthen our proprioceptors all around.
Old Man Winter seems to love twisted and broken wrists. Winter conditions in Canada are perfect to create a situation where you slip and cannot always recover. Since your body naturally wants to break its fall, you end up falling on an outstretched arm leading to a Distal Radial Fracture (more commonly known as a Broken Wrist).
Certain high velocity sports and/or repetitive explosive movement sports, such as basketball and volleyball, tend to cause lower leg issues. For example a minor kneecap tracking problem, compounded with repetitive motion over time, can lead to an infra patellar tendonitis, or jumper’s knee.
In this week’s Injury Time Out Capilano Rehab’s Kinesiologist, Spencer Carless, focuses on Hamstring strengthening and stretching. Make sure to watch the video link to see what Spencer recommends to help the Hamstring!