Seeing as this blog is for fitness professionals (or very eager everyday exercisers), I don’t need to begin by selling the importance of human movement as a pre-requisite to all other forms of physical training. But before the meat and potatoes, I’ll start by offering some simple movement assessments that everyday people can self-administer.
Have you woken up in the morning with a cricked neck? Do you have a niggling pain somewhere in your body? Does a certain body part keep becoming injured? While you’re doing a specific activity does your insert anything start hurting?
This is a self-help guide to help empower you to look after yourself in times of niggling pain and minor injury. Apply the following self-help steps after using common sense. If you think you may have broken something, torn tissue badly or if you are in any doubt you should seek professional intervention. These steps are for minor, niggling injuries.
If your pain is the result of an accident or a single incident during an activity, read part B: acute injuries. If your pain mysteriously started either suddenly, gradual...