Injury Hints & Tips

Shoulder & neck pain

Muscular pain can be annoying part of life, but you can reduce the frequency and symptoms with a few simple guidelines to avoid tension and injury.

To stay active, it’s important to be mindful of a few guiding principles including:

Muscular Pain

RELAX

there are a number of relaxation techniques that will help relax your muscles. Consult your health professional to find the best one for you.

Hydration

make sure you drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise to ensure the optimum function of your muscles and joints.

Stay active

maintain good muscle tone with exercise.

Warm up & cool down

be disciplined and allow your body to warm up and cool down to help it keep up with the demands you put on it. Do the right stretches for the form of exercise you will undertake to avoid muscle strain.

Posture

your posture directly affects the health of your back. Many of us have a sedentary lifestyle which can harm your back. To avoid injury be conscious of your posture at all times particularly when at a computer or driving. Don’t hunch forward when sitting. Sit upright with your neck and back straight to reduce strain. Take regular breaks (every hour) and walk around to loosen tight muscles.

Rest

muscles that have been strained require time to recover. Consult your help professional regarding an appropriate break from exercise for you.

Nutrition

when you are stressed or anxious you need to take special care of your diet. Your health professional can assist you with advice on how to regulate your diet to help.

Treatments

Depending on your symptoms there are many options to consider, including oral and topical products, that may assist with relieving your symptoms.
You can do a lot to help avoid pain, but if pain persists, please seek medical attention.