Winter Sports Season is upon us and it can be a very short season if you are not properly prepared. Here are some tips to help you see through the Winter Sports Season.
Protect Your Teeth
A mouth guard is a priority if you are playing a contact sport. Your teeth are precious so make sure they are protected. It is highly recommended that you go to a Dentist and have a mouth guard properly fitted. The ones you buy from a chemist don’t fit as well and that leads to kids complaining about wearing them or not wearing them at all. Apple Dental offers a huge range of mouth guard colours and would love to fit you or your child. Find out more here.
Seek Advice Before Strapping on the Boots After a Long Lay Off
So are you thinking of becoming a weekend warrior? Has it been a long time between drinks? The idea of playing Over 35’s sounds good, but in practice, it can result in muscle strain and injury. Graham Rowe from Pilates First works with teams like the GWS Giants to get them ready for the season and it might be a good idea to work with him before you hit the turf. Find out more here.
Make Sure Your Seek Professional Advice if You Do Get Injured
If you are injured, don’t soldier on. Get it checked out quickly. Lane Cove Physio has a Monday evening sports injury clinic which is bulk billed. Lane Cove Physio will help you get back onto the field as soon as possible. Lane Cove Physio suggests you use the POLICE approach rather than the RICE protocol. ‘RICE’ protocol (Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate) is for managing acute soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Now experts are suggesting we need to remove the ‘R’ (rest) and call on ‘POLICE’ instead. That is, replace the ‘R’ with ‘Protecting and Optimally Loading’ the injured site. Find our more here.
Communicate with Your Team
If you’ve ever had to manage or coach at a local sporting club, you will be very excited about Team App. One of hardest parts of running a local sporting club is team recruitment and communication. Who wants Emails from 10 different people about the one club? Who is sick of group text messages that are easy to miss? Who wants to look up different websites to find out if sport is cancelled due to rain? Wouldn’t it be good if all team communications were available via the one app?? There is now one app and it is called Team App – find out about it here
If you are looking for a sporting club in Lane Cove check out our list of sporting clubs here
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