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Why Active Recovery Can Be Better Than Complete Rest

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Why Active Recovery Can Be Better Than Complete Rest

After an intense workout, the last thing you are thinking about is being active. More likely than not, you’ll want to completely relax as soon as you are done with your workout. While recovery is an essential part of your fitness journey, did you know that active recovery can be far more effective than complete rest?

At Sports Recovery Annex, we are an athletic recovery center and our knowledgeable staff can walk you through an active recovery process. Active recovery such as massage, light physical activity, or mobility exercises can be more productive than complete rest for a number of reasons:

Bloodflow. Keeping your blood flowing is helpful to the recovery process. Exercise, even thorough light activity, can help remove metabolic waste faster than rest. 

Reduce soreness. You may find that your muscles are sore the day after a workout if you took complete rest. Active recovery can help reduce the soreness, and it can even help to speed up the muscle recovery process.

Focus on technique. Through active recovery, you are doing light activity, not focusing on anything intense. This gives you the opportunity to be aware of your technique and focus on getting back to the basics. You may have let your technique slack a bit when trying to get in an intense workout, so by doing an active recovery you can take the time to evaluate and even tweak your technique. A professional at an active recovery center can even help you evaluate your technique.

Energy. While you may feel refreshed after complete rest, active recovery can leave you feeling energized. By engaging in light activity, you can be ready and energized for your next session of intense workout.

Book a Session at our Active Recovery Center 

If you are experiencing fatigued muscles or if an injury is bothering you during exercise, you will see benefits in your recovery and performance if you work with us at Sports Recovery Annex. Our team of athletic trainers at our active recovery center can help you through light exercise, and even a training session. Our active recovery center also offers other services such as massage, kinesiology taping or even AlterG or NormaTec. These are just some methods of active recovery that our training and recovery specialists at Sports Recovery Annex might recommend for you. Our active recovery center offers a variety of services, and our trainers can walk you through each service and choose what is right for you. Our team at the active recovery center are experts in injury evaluation, functional movement screening, sports stretching, and more. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our athletic training in Jacksonville services page or call us at 904-402-4399 to book a session today!

What is Kinesiology Taping?

Exercise can be rough, even without any injuries or sore muscles. But if you have a   nagging injury or your muscles become fatigued, it can sometimes seem unbearable. Don’t let that keep you from attaining your goals. While you don’t want to push yourself if you are injured, there are some methods to help you keep going through a minor injury or sore, fatigued muscles.

Athletic training tape techniques can help to reduce pain and inflammation of your muscles. One such technique is kinesiology tape. Kinesiology Tape can be used on acute and chronic sports injuries. It can also be used to help with various conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxation, herniated disc), knee and shoulder conditions, and more. It can help to improve circulation and reduce swelling in the area where you have been injured.

Kinesiology tape is non-restrictive and allows for full range of motion. The tape is scientifically designed to provide muscular and structural support where it is applied, allowing for the strained or injured area to recover. It is applied over muscles and joints to reduce pain and inflammation, and support muscles in movement on a constant basis.

Depending on how it is applied, kinesiology taping can also increase blood flow and can help with swelling and lymphatic drainage. Our recovery specialists at the Sports Recovery Annex are trained to customize athletic training tape techniques for individual clients and injuries. The athletic trainer will first clean the area that is being taped with alcohol. This will ensure that the kinesiology tape will stick. Next, the area will be sprayed with a quick-drying adhesive. After the spray dries, the tape will be applied. The length and stretch of the tape applied will depend upon the muscle and the condition being treated.

The athletic trainers at Sports Recovery Annex can counsel you on whether kinesiology tape or any other athletic training tape techniques are required for your condition.

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If you are experiencing fatigued muscles or if an injury is bothering you during exercise, you will see benefits in your recovery and performance if you work with us at Sports Recovery Annex. We promise to use our skills and expertise to help you feel better and get you back in the game. 

Athletic training tape techniques such as kinesiology tape are just one method that our training and recovery specialists at Sports Recovery Annex might recommend for you. Our team at the annex are experts in injury evaluation, functional movement screening, kinesiology, taping, sports stretching, and more. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our athletic training in Jacksonville services page or call us at 9046133241  to book an injury evaluation today!

How to Prevent a Sports Injury

Sports are fun, rewarding, and competitive, but they are also physically demanding and rough on the body. Injuries are bound to happen and when they do they can be devastating. A sports injury can keep an athlete on the sidelines for weeks, months, an entire season, or completely end their athletic career.

No matter the sport, there is a risk of a sports injury. The most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, and stress fractures. Although sports injuries are not completely avoidable, there are things you can do to prevent/reduce the risk of a sports injury. For this blog article, we share some ways you can work to prevent a sports injury:

  • Schedule rest/off days (at least one day a week) from your sport to allow your body to properly recover. 
  • Wear the appropriate gear such as pads, helmets, mouthpieces, protective cups, eyewear, and more. 
  • Take time throughout the week and month to strengthen muscles with conditioning exercises. 
  • Stretch before and after practices and games to increase flexibility. 
  • Use proper techniques when playing your sport. 
  • Take breaks during practice and games when needed to reduce injuries or overheating. 
  • Do not play through pain. 
  • Follow all safety rules of the sport. 
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after you play the sport. 

If you’re an athlete, you will likely experience soreness, pain, or an injury from your activity at some point in your life. Even with the proper prevention techniques, not all injuries are preventable, especially those caused by an outside party or an unforeseen incident. 

If you fall victim to a sports injury, we can help treat you. Through sports medicine and athletic training, our team at Sports Recovery Annex uses innovative techniques and training methods to treat our clients based on their individual needs and injuries.

We treat acute injuries, such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as overuse injuries, like tendinitis and stress fractures. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, student-athlete, or professional athlete, our trained medical staff will analyze your injury and create a custom treatment plan for a speedy recovery.

Book an Athletic Training Session in Jacksonville, Florida

If you are an athlete and are experiencing a sports injury, you will see benefits in your recovery and performance if you work with us at Sports Recovery Annex. We promise to use our skills and expertise to help you feel better and get you back in the game.

Our training and recovery specialists are experts in injury evaluation, functional movement screening, kinesiology, taping, sports stretching, and more. 

Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained sports medicine staff include nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff all who will help keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.

To learn more about our services, click our athletic training in Jacksonville services page or call us at 904-613-3241 to book an injury evaluation today!