Believe it or not a majority of exercise-based injuries happen because of poor form. Weight lifting, sports, and even jogging with bad form can lead to serious and painful injuries. For example, many people who begin weightlifting learn bad lifting habits. These habits may not cause pain immediately, causing people to think they are exercising correctly. But there is a greater danger in this: as they grow stronger their risk of injury increases exponentially until their body cannot withstand the pressure. This is how poor form causes these common workout injuries to occur:
- Deadlifts leading to back injury
- Running leading to piriformis pain
- Bench press leading to shoulder injury
- Squats leading to knee pain and injury
How Can You Learn Proper Form
Professional and experienced athletes spend time perfecting their form and practicing good form. Why? Because we all develop bad habits over time. NHST can help you learn proper form for any type of exercise or workout so that you can exercise efficiently without increasing your risk of injury. How does it work? First, call our office and schedule an appointment with one of our staff members. They will ask what types of pain you are experiencing and will probably ask you to demonstrate how you work out. As they identify errors they will show you the proper technique so you can exercise better.
But I’ve Worked Out For Years
Sometimes people will work out for years without any pain or injury. Then one day a muscle will pull, a joint will begin to ache, or a disc will slip. It is most likely not just a stroke of bad luck but a result of years of poor form and their body finally gave out. This can cause not only physical pain but emotional distress as well. Athletes become accustomed to exercise and sports, often so much that it becomes their identity. Without it they can fall into depression, lose sleep, and have anxiety about losing their competitive edge. NHST can help you get back into your peak performance, and show you how to prevent an injury from happening again.
If You Are Currently Injured
If you have already suffered an injury you should first consult with your primary care physician. He or she can often use your insurance benefits to order physical therapy or chiropractic care to help you get better. NHST has treated athletes and exercise enthusiasts for over 30 years, and can help you recover from nearly any sports injury. Our physical therapists and chiropractors can identify, treat, and help heal any sports injury that occurs on or off the court. There is a reason that so many professional athletes count on NHST to help them recoup and return to their game stronger than ever.