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Enjoy Beach Volleyball Without the Shoulder Injuries!

| August 7, 2013 | Reply

Beach Volleyball 2011

Hanging out at the lake with friends and enjoying some beach volleyball is a popular summer activity.  Especially with our short summer season.  I personally am not a fan of sand EVERYWHERE, but hey, some people are!  For those of you who watched Olympic Beach Volleyball and thought “hey, anyone can do that too” here are some things to think about. 

Avoid Hitting Your Way into a Shoulder Injury

Warm up your shoulders and stretch before you start spiking the Tachikara or Mikasa volleyballs.  Unless you are on Team Canada, the spiking motion your arm has to go through to hit the ball is not one you do every day.  As soon as you start using your muscles in a way they are not used to, you put yourself at risk for biceps and rotator cuff mayhem.  When you warm up, focus on the movements you will be making in your game. Do windmill motions with your arms, going both forwards and backwards in rotation.  Gently throw the ball back and forth with a partner, then start to gently spike the ball from a standing position between you and your partner.  Make sure to stretch your shoulders after you warm up before you start. These few simple things will go a long way to help you prevent a shoulder injury while you are enjoying a sunny day at the beach.

Supporting the 2013 Deaflympics in Bulgaria

Capilano Rehab Clinic also is a proud supporter of the Team Canada Men’s Deaf Beach Volleyball team who recently competed in the Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria from July 26 to August 4, 2013.  Team Canada (Team 1) consisting of Cole Sanderson from Vancouver, BC and Jon Kassian from Edmonton, Alberta placed 9th overall.

For over a decade, Capilano Physiotherapy has been providing sport physiotherapy services to elite and recreational volleyball athletes of all ages and sizes.  If you have any volleyball related sprains and strains, call Capilano Physical Therapy Clinic in Edmonton at 780-466-1104 today.

 

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Capilano Rehab Centre | Physical Therapy Capilano physical therapists have provided state-of-the-art physical therapy, sports physiotherapy, back pain, WCB, accident, whiplash and injury rehab to clients in Edmonton for over 10 years.

5832 Terrace Rd Edmonton, AB. T6A 3Y8

(780) 466-1104

 

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I am Capilano Rehab Centre’s Community Care Coordinator. I have been with Capilano Rehab for 9 years primarily as a Physio Assistant, but also as a Receptionist. I have a Physical Education Degree from the University of Alberta, which I will eventually use when my two young children are grown up. In the mean time I am enjoying helping people in the Community through my role as Community Care Coordinator and bringing awareness to how a Physiotherapist can help you get back to the activities you love the most!

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