Injury Tips

November News 2014

Physio Tips with Aimee

The First 72 Hours of your injury

I’ve been competing in athletics since I was five and have had a number of injuries myself many involving the lower limb, including shin splints, inflamed fat pads of the knees and Achilles pain, just to name a few. It’s imperative to listen to your body and to make sure you don’t increase your training load to quickly and take the required rest breaks as indicated by your physiotherapist, in order to ensure you get back to your activity quickly and decrease the chance of re-injury.By managing your injury properly in the first 72 hours you will enhance your recovery. The first 72 hours following an injury is the most important time and by implementing the RICER strategy effectively you will improve the chance of recovery and speed up your return to activity…


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5 Physio Tips for Healthy Eating

  1. Drink plenty of water. It’s recommended to drink 8 glasses a day and more if you’re doing physical activity or in the hot weather. 2. Eat more fruit and vegetables. At least two servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables every day. Half a cup of steamed vegetables or a cup of salad is classified as 1 serving. 3. Eat regular meals – don’t skip meals – and always eat a healthy breakfast. For example a bowl of natural hi fibre cereal with sliced banana and low fat milk. 4. Restrict your alcohol intake. If you’re going to drink limit the number of drinks to only 2 standard drinks per day and only drink occasionally. 5. Limit your intake of “extra” food. These foods are not essential to provide the nutrients the body needs and some contain too much added fat, sugar and salt. Examples include lollies, chocolate, biscuits, cakes, pastries, soft drinks, chips, pies, sausage rolls and other takeaways. Choose these foods sometimes or in small amounts.