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Can Regular Sports Medicine Sessions Improve Your Performance?

Every athlete wants to learn how to improve their performance. If you want to be better, faster, and stronger, you’re not alone. Other than more training sessions, you may be wondering if there are other ways to jump ahead.

Regular sports medicine sessions can help you achieve the performance results you want. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to playing sports, there are many benefits to seeing a sports medicine specialist. In this blog, the providers at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine explain how regular sports medicine sessions can help you improve your performance.

Learn how to prevent injuries

Injuries are one of the greatest and most dreaded risks of playing sports. If you get injured, the recovery process can leave you out of the game for weeks, if not months. Fortunately, many injuries are preventable.

Sports medicine sessions can help you train correctly for your sport and thereby reduce your chances of getting injured. During sessions, your provider can also spot problems with your form and correct them, so you can further reduce your chances of getting injured.

Learn healthy habits

Many aspects factor into better athletic performance. Good nutrition is crucial to keeping your body in peak form. Hydration is also important to keep your muscles from suffering the effects of dehydration.

Good sleep and rest days are also essential. It’s possible to overtrain, which can increase your risk of developing an injury. We can help you learn what will power your body to become stronger and faster. We’ll make sure your habits are healthy, and then we’ll work with you to improve your performance through accelerated training and physical therapy.

Learn strength training

You could try to go to the gym and develop your own strength training program. But one that is developed with the help of physical therapists and sports medicine specialists will be tailored to you and your specific sport. 

The muscle groups that need to be the strongest will vary based on the sports you play, so your focus should be on strengthening these muscles. But, it’s also important to maintain balance, so we’ll make sure that your conditioning program includes exercises for many different muscle groups.

Learn how to work around old injuries

Old injuries have an annoying tendency to pop up again at unwelcome times. This, too, can be prevented. We’ll take an assessment of old injuries and help you learn how to avoid getting injured there again or triggering symptoms. 

This may include recommendations for dealing with acute flare-ups of pain, examining the motions you make while playing your sport, and showing you stretching techniques that will help you avoid putting pressure on the affected areas. In some cases, we may advise you to work with a physical therapist for rehabilitation. 

Learn the key metrics of fitness

Becoming a better athlete depends on many factors, from your nutrition to the number of times you train. However, there are key measures of fitness that matter a great deal to your athletic performance. At Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, we’ll help you assess the following:

No matter your sport, we’ll help you understand how well you function physically and help you get to the next level.

When you want to improve your athletic performance, a sports medicine specialist should be part of your team. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine today. We’re also available for telemedicine appointments.

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