Feel good about your sport! Here are six simple ways athletes – regardless of age or activity of choice, can improve their performance. Common sense? Well, that’s the funny thing… apparently it’s not all that common!
Simple Way #1: Stretch. Before and after you run, walk, play or compete. It’s the easiest, most effective thing you can do for your body, and it will help eliminate injuries and stiffness.
Simple Way #2: Proper footwear. Make sure you’re wearing the proper footwear designed for your sport. And don’t be shy about asking your Chiropodist to make modifications to your footwear.
Simple Way #3: Orthotics. These devices are custom designed to alleviate the pain and discomfort you may suffer from foot disorders such as fallen arches, heel spurs, bunions, sport injuries, etc.
Simple Way #4: Compression stockings for recovery. Compression therapy is the application of external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb. Wearing graduated socks or stockings will support your veins and increase circulation, reducing swelling and the feeling of tired, achy legs.
Simple Way #5: Taping and strapping. Depending on your sport, taping and strapping combined with the other performance strategies mentioned here can positively impact your performance and enjoyment!
Simple Way #6: Proper footcare. You count on your feet to help you perform to the max. That’s why caring for your feet is so important. Routine footcare, ingrown nails, corns and calluses (and many other conditions) are all treated by your Chiropodist!
Get out there and have fun!
p.s. We’re open during March break: March 12-16, 2012. Call for your appointment today!