Actually, you don’t have to be injured to benefit from massage or Chiropractic treatment. Performers of any sporting level can benefit from sports-specific massage and manipulation at any stage of their participation. Massage also works well for the actual prevention of an injury. If things have gone wrong and an injury has happened, massage can be very beneficial in the recovery.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is basically introducing a few short bursts of high intensity activity with short periods of recovery in between, for a few minutes each week. HIIT works on the basis that vigorous exercise is good for you and that you activate more of the body’s muscle cells.
Risks of practising HIIT
HIIT is vigorous exercise and all of us – even fit, well-trained athletes – can over do it! HIIT is mainly for fit people wanting to gain that extra level of fitness, often to compete at a sport.
Vigorous or HIIT training needs to be done very carefully. Be smart! Don’t rush in and if you are in any doubt, have a medical check or come in for a Chiropractic or spinal check up before you start. Done wrongly, HIIT training can do a lot more harm than good.
Medical conditions that may contradict HIIT
Type 2 Diabetes
Cardiovascular Disease or High Blood Pressure
There are clear risks, which include heart attack, strokes and sudden death.
Other risks of HIIT
Performing vigorous exercise like HIIT without using the proper technique or warmly up carefully is also implicated in an increased risk of joint strains, the development of long-term tension, overuse injuries and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
Shoulder, Knee and Hip Injuries
The shoulder, knee and hip are areas of the body that are particularly prone to sporting injuries. No matter the type of injury, Chiropractic can be highly effective in treating the affected area, promoting a comfortable healing process and hopefully resulting in a full recovery.
If you have had a sporting injury and would like advice, please call us at the Back Care Clinic.
Please also find below our blog entries relating to sporting injuries: