On Monday John Bolton spoke about how to rehabilitate injuries, aches and pains. John emphasized the importance of looking after ourselves by taking a preventative approach to health. Key messages were to find opportunities throughout your day to be active as inactivity is a huge problem. Simple things like keeping your body strong and flexible is crucial. John asked people to think of our bodies as a unit rather than individual parts.
There are generally two types of injury:
Acute: Usually the result of a single traumatic event e.g. sprained ankle
Overuse: This is the result of repetitive microtrauma to tendons, bones etc. e.g. tennis elbow
The main causes of injury are:
Imbalance between strength & flexibility around certain joints
Weak links caused by old injuries
You can view the workshop notes and a flexibility circuit below.