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Lack of warm ups/ cool downs amatuer sport

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by akenne30, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. akenne30

    akenne30 Active Member


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    Dear All,

    I thought I'd post to see if it is just me or if other practitioners note the same trends, especially with children and young adults.

    I see a lot of children and teenagers who play a lot of sport and do a lot of activity but are not encouraged to do stretches to warm up and cool down. As a result their musculature is causing a lot of issue.

    I appreciate I may be cutting my nose of to spite my face here (private practice), but apart from contacting each individual sporting club/group how do we, as a profession, get the message out to coaches or trainers on the importance of warm ups and cool downs in preventing lower limb injuries.

    Do we do anything at all for prevention or do we just treat when it comes through the door?
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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  3. akenne30

    akenne30 Active Member

    Hi Craig, Thanks for the reply.

    This confuses me as we use stretching methods for treatment of certain injuries but the evidence says that this very stretching wont reduce the risk.
    Is it a case of much more investigation is required in this area. The number of variables that have to be taken into account must be huge.

    The difference, personally, for cooling down vs not cooling down is massive. I guess this is why im questioning this. Then again cant argue with the evidence right in front of me...

    :-s
    Confused
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Moderator

  5. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    if the link is "blocked by system administrator" is that my end? yours in being completely un-tech-savvy, mark
     
  6. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Were you trying to access from work computer? If so wordpress blocked by some as they can't guarantee content will be appropriate. All fine this end.
     
  7. wdd

    wdd Well-Known Member

    Re: Lack of warm ups/cool downs amateur sport.

    Equating warm up and cool down with stretching seems very limited and limiting?

    What are the other features of warm up/warm down?

    What is the relative importance of these other features in comparison with stretching?

    Bill
     
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