Talking to someone today about PAIN and how it makes us sit up and take notice ๐Ÿ‘€ We tune in, do all the right stuff but are then surprised when it either doesnโ€™t go away OR even more frustratingly, goes away and then comes back! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
In my experience the pain part of an injury is usually the last part – the part where something is ACTUALLY going wrong. The injury itself has usually been bubbling away for a long time building up to the โ€œpain eruptionโ€ ๐ŸŒ‹
So although we canโ€™t predict injury, there is a lot we can do to prevent it…
๐ŸŒ‹ Build up our core strength to create a stable base for our movement. MANY injuries can be traced back to a weak or unresponsive core – youโ€™d be amazed!
๐ŸŒ‹Mobilise. A tight body is like a crisp, it breaks before it bends!
๐ŸŒ‹Breathe. Work on ensuring you breathe deeply and broadly, the core is directly inhibited by a poor posture so breathing your way to an upright spine will help your core to function
๐ŸŒ‹Stay hydrated – see point about the crisp ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป, a dehydrated body will not be supple!
๐ŸŒ‹Commit to a weekly (minimum) session where you pay attention to your body, learn its weaknesses and understand how you are moving – Pilates is PERFECT for this. Understanding your body will mean you pick up on potential issues before the pain eruption begins – making it far easier to rehab!
Can I help? Are you in pain but do t know where to start? Let me know… x