Injury Prevention In Your TeamJuly 10, 2020 2020-08-10 16:27
HOW TO CREATE TRAINING ENVIRONMENT THAT IS INJURY FREE? WHAT CAN YOU DO DAILY TO PREVENT OVERUSE INJURIES?
Avoid overuse injuries – more is not always better!
Rapid growth spurts can leave adolescents susceptible to overuse injuries such as Osgood-Schlatter disease. These can be exasperated by continuous-type endurance activity, particularly on hard surfaces.
Lapses in the athlete`s technical ability, due to fatigueness, during training or the inability of the athlete to adapt to the rhythm at equal pace are part of the reasons why overuse injuries occurs.
In the planning of each training sessions and each training cycle, the periods for rest, elimination of toxins and, above all, specific recovery must be incorporated alongside technical, tactical and physical training content.
If the body does not rest properly it can- not regenerate and remodel the tissues thoroughly thus the person will never experience the expected benefits of training.
Proprioception is a special type of sense that gives us the ability to recognize our own body in space.
Inability to recognise when our body parts affect our balance, due to growth spur for example, leads to a greater risk of injuries.
Include training on irregular or unstable surfaces, like beach, to add many positives like improved intermuscular coordination and to decrease chance of injury.