Talking to someone today about PAIN and how it makes us sit up and take notice We tune in, do all the right stuff but are then surprised when it either doesn’t go away OR even more frustratingly, goes away and then comes back!
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 “pain eruption”
So although we can’t predict injury, there is a lot we can do to prevent it…
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 – you’d be amazed!
Mobilise. A tight body is like a crisp, it breaks before it bends!
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
Stay hydrated – see point about the crisp , a dehydrated body will not be supple!
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