With the Summer months comes great weather and the return of cricket season. While training and weekend matches are at the forefront of our minds, it is just as important, if not more so to be mindful of our recovery.
What are the common injuries found from playing Cricket?
Research indicates that hamstring strains and side strains are among the most common cricket injuries. These are due to the functional demands of the sport where occasional sprinting and ball throwing is repeated across a long match day. Lower back strains are also common among fast bowlers where the repetitive action of bowling for long periods places excessive stress on the lower back muscles.
We see a lot of people with pain, strains and injuries caused by overused and overloaded muscles due to the repetitive movements required in cricket. Sports massage has the aim to prevent injury, improve physical performance and support muscle recovery.
How can massage help improve my performance as a Cricket player?
Cricket players can benefit from a regular sports massage during their playing season in many ways. Helping to reduce pain after training (DOMS), speed up muscle recovery, and enhance the players confidence and overall performance in an important competition are just a few of these benefits. However, sports massage can not only cater to the physical ailments of the body but also the mental, as its relaxing techniques allows players to focus and refresh themselves.
If you’re really looking to ‘hit em for 6’ this summer, book in with one of our expert Sports Massage Therapists who can help tailor a recovery program suited to you.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact us here at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy and we can help guide you to determine the best massage treatment for you.
Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy
Melbourne Sports Physio has a range of qualified and experienced professionals who can help provide ongoing support and treatment. Our friendly team are located in across Melbourne in Essendon and Blackburn, and appointments can be made by calling or booking online.