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Swimming for Injury Recovery

Exercising in water can help people recover from a variety of injuries.

Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off in the summer heat: time in the pool can also relieve pain and improve recovery from a wide range of injuries, including knee and back pain and can help even after you’ve had surgery.

Research shows that swimming and aquatic exercise can help people with injuries rebuild strength, increase range of motion, improve cardiovascular fitness, and more. Here’s what you need to know before you dive in.

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Sports Massage

Unless you’re a professional athlete, it’s highly unlikely that you will ever receive a sports massage in its truest form. As amazing as it would be to have a massage therapist at every game to help you warm up and cool down, it isn’t a reality for most people.

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Prevent Golf Injuries

Golf season is in full swing and if you’ve been teeing off regularly, you might be feeling a little bit more soreness than normal in your back, your neck, your elbows and/or your knees.

The constant twisting, swinging, and bending during a golf game means a lot of golfers have sore backs. If you already suffer from back pain, the repetitive movements in a golf game can exacerbate that soreness. Luckily, increasing your core strength and stretching can help prevent back pain. Incorporating core and stability exercises as well as hip, legs and low back stretches into your current workout routine will go a long way in keeping you ache free.

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Preventing Soccer Injuries

After a month of watching athletes from around the world vying for top spot in the FIFA World Cup, lots of people, adults and children alike, will be looking to lace up a pair of cleats and play.

Wherever you fall on the recreational to pro player scale, soccer is an excellent way to stay healthy. Did you know that during a game, the average player can run up to, or more than, ten kilometers? The mileage amount varies based on position of the player (and the skill level) but even goalkeepers have been known to run almost 5km during a 90 minute match. Even if you’re playing in a recreational soccer league — you can expect to be running a lot.

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