CrossFit and Other Sports-Related Injuries
For people who are looking to get in the best shape of their life, CrossFit is becoming a popular option. The combination of Olympic lifting and gymnastic exercises are great for building strength and endurance.
CrossFit programs are high-intensity, and, like any other high-intensity sport, there is a small risk for injury. If you have been injured while performing a CrossFit activity, don’t worry. The physical therapists and sport medicine specialists at Layton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine can diagnose the injury, recommend a treatment, and help you understand injury prevention techniques.
Types of Sport and CrossFit Injuries
From minor tendinitis to severe musculoskeletal problems, active CrossFit enthusiasts are at risk for a variety of injuries. Regardless of what kind of injury you have, we can treat it or refer you to someone else who can. For example, we rehabilitate:
- Tennis elbow
- Spinal injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Sprained ankles
- General muscular aches and pains
Sometimes, CrossFit and other sports-related injuries can be healed more quickly by the use of massage therapy and other simple physical therapy techniques.
If you are having persistent pain, don’t wait to have it checked out; come to Layton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine!
Safety Tips for CrossFit Enthusiasts and Recreational Athletes
There are many things you can do right now to prevent sports-related injuries. If you adhere to these tips, you can significantly decrease the likelihood that you will sustain an injury during your training, testing, and competing routine.
- In the beginning, start slow and light with weight until you master the basic movements
- Check your ego at the door, and don’t let yourself be coerced into more than you can handle
- Make sure you warm up and cool down daily when you do your WODs
- Practice mechanics and consistency before increase the intensity of movements before going heavy
- Pay attention to persistent pains after your workouts
- Take active rest and recovery days as prescribed
Though it is important that you listen to your coach, make sure you take heed of your body and ask questions if you don’t understand how you should do a movement properly.
If you have sustained a sports injury, call Layton Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at (801) 896-9624 today to make an appointment!