How To Stay Injury-Free
No matter the type of sport or physical activity you participate in, dealing with injuries is a physical and mental battle. As a recreational triathlete, I tend to suffer from some common over-use injuries (IT band syndrome and sciatica) if I do not take the time to stretch and do some myofascial release on a regular basis. You don't have to be a triathlete to suffer these injuries. They are common, no matter your type of activity.
Over the past couple of years I have been working with Jessie, a neuromuscular specialist at In-Spiraling Movement. He has shown me some at-home techniques that I can do to help stay injury-free. Below are the six tools that I use to help keep my injuries from recurring.
- Foam roller
- PVC pipe
- Lacrosse ball
- Two lacrosse balls taped together
- Miracle Ball Method
To learn how I use all six of these tools, please watch the below video.