Sports Therapy Facility in Surrey, BC
Are you getting back to fitness this January? You’ll want to read this…
Guess what the Canucks, Whitecaps, and Team Canada Tennis all have in common? They are all focusing on recovery and regeneration during their training camps. That has kept our therapists very busy this month! This January, LEGACIES therapists have worked the training camps for the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Whitecaps, as well as with Team Canada Tennis for the upcoming Davis Cup. This is because the Professional Athlete understands a crucial element of returning to sport (activity): returning to activity means a high risk of injury.
That’s right – when we challenge our bodies to adapt to a higher level of performance, we also elevate the risk of injury. A good rule of thumb is to not increase overall fitness by more than 10% a week. This allows the body to adapt to increased challenges without being overloaded and resulting in injury.
Here’s another secret: invest in recovery and regeneration. Massage therapy from an RMT, chiropractic treatment, vitamin therapy from a Naturopath – all of these are amazing ways to keep you healthy and recover after exertion. Many people overlook the benefits (or at least until its too late and there is an injury) of stretching, hydrotherapy such as warm baths or contrast showers, icing inflamed areas, and a healthy replenishing diet when returning to activity.
So take a tip from the Pros: when increasing activity, increase recovery and regeneration techniques – or you may not last the season! Click Here to learn more about our Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, located here in your home town of Surrey.