Lets talk about what the top football players do to keep on top of their game, and stop a sports injury from getting in the way of their next match… (Even if they’re currently suffering with aches and pains).
The other week, Manchester United striker and French footballer Anthony Martial, suffered a foot injury during a match against England. And as you can imagine with the Premier League in full swing, picking up an injury like this could force a player to take time out if it’s not looked after.
We see a lot of patients, who enjoy keeping active running and playing football, and many of them even participate in events and play for teams, so it’s important for them to strengthen their bodies to keep active and mobile.
So let me tell you a story about one of my patients Neil…
Neil is a gentleman who came to see me originally suffering with knee pain from spending too much time running, and not taking enough rest in between.
And because he is so active, Neil has suffered with lots of other “niggly little injuries”, like ankle and calf muscle problems in the past too.
None of them were “serious” – just frustrating niggles that got in the way from doing what he loves to do (running!).
Before coming to see me, Neil admits that he put off coming for Physio because at first, his pain would always just come… and then go away.
So he’d keep putting it off until ‘next time’ he felt a twinge.
But over time injuries take longer to heal, and when Neil’s knee pain prevented him from running the marathon, enough was enough, and so he decided to see one of our Sports Physios.
The funny thing is, Neil even told me when we first spoke that he knew that “all of the top athletes went for regular Physio – even if they WEREN’T suffering with an injury, to stop anything becoming painful in the first place”.
And it’s true.
Footballers and Rugby players, Tennis pros and Golfers, pretty much anyone who plays a sport for a living… (Or anyone who plays for a team regularly), will come for treatment on a regular basis to make sure they’re reducing the likelihood of an injury making them take “time-out”, and affecting their performance.
So, if you’re just like my patient Neil and you’re suffering with an ache or pain that you think will “just go away”, I encourage you to do something about it before it becomes a real problem – and keeps you from doing what you love most.
You can download our special report titled “The 7 Secret Recovery Strategies That Only The Pro Athletes Know And Use…” by clicking here: www.paulgoughphysio.com/sports-injury
It’s a “tips sheet” I’ve made available for you containing all of the EXACT recovery tactics I used on the Pro-footballers, that any person could follow.