A Guide to Sports and Injury Management by Mike Bundy, Andy Leaver

By Mike Bundy, Andy Leaver

Written via a activities drugs health practitioner and a activities physiotherapist to provide a special activities particular point of view Covers complete spectrum of activities drugs care together with meals, medicines, accidents, prognosis, protocols, workout and prevention.

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This is repeated without pausing between repetitions. Again a starting point would be 5 repetitions and building up to at least 20 in elite athletes. Shoulder and upper limb The shoulder has the greatest available range of any joint and is involved in all sporting activities, whether it is simply in running or more complex actions such as throwing or in racquet sports. It is therefore at risk of injury when it is taken through its wide range of motion, often at great speed and hence having significant forces being exerted on the joint and the surrounding soft tissues.

A good diet would be more worthwhile. Glucosamine and chondroitin Claims that this combination acts to repair cartilage, supplement the synovial fluid and reduce the pain and swelling of osteoarthritic joints are not confirmed in studies on either side of the Atlantic. There is no evidence that these supplements act as a protective measure. However, there is no doubt that a lot of athletes, both young and old, find benefit from taking these and some studies have shown improved mobility and function in osteoarthritic joints.

Plan and prepare the pre-match intake, what you are going to take on board during the event and how you are going to re-fuel afterwards. All the planning should be done well in advance. There is no benefit to leaving things to the last minute or experimenting on the day of competition. You need to know what foods and drinks you need and which ones you like and have them ready to take at the correct times. Pre-exercise We have discussed the merits of maximising the carbohydrate stores in the muscles and the liver on a regular basis as part of your training programme, not only as a baseline ingredient, but also during the window of opportunity after training to re-stock the stores.

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