Many people are motivated for active sports in spring. However, before you buy a membership, you should check which exercises are useful to you and which ones should not be done in any way. Unfortunately, nowadays there are practically no people with an absolutely healthy musculoskeletal system – neither in 20 nor in 40 years. And only a specialist can determine the condition of your body and assess the risks.
For example, it is worth being careful if you have such defects as:
- scoliosis, hyperkyphosis (excessive bending of the spine in the thoracic region);
- flat feet;
- X-shaped or O-shaped curvature of the legs;
- scars after operations.
All this may complicate your sporting life, and not only not improve your health, but also add problems. Surely people are aware of their serious diagnoses. But sometimes the disease or deformity is still outlined, or you did not attach any importance to it.
The first step to take is to pass a functional test – it will let you know the strengths and weaknesses of your body. Functional testing is done in a sports clinic, it is carried out by a rehabilitation doctor. Now there are many clinics that specialize in working with the musculoskeletal system, and it is best to get tested there. But recently, some fitness clubs offer such a service. You just need to know that testing should be carried out by a professional rehabilitologist.
And the second step that needs to be done is to go to rehab fitness to correct the condition.
Rehab fitness is basically a physical rehabilitation to improve and restore the lost functions of the musculoskeletal system using exercise therapy techniques, elements of strength and functional training, as well as manual techniques, Pilates, IFR, kinesiosis (application of special patches to potentially vulnerable parts of the body), etc.
This can be done by the same rehabilitation specialist, or by coaches with qualifications in the field of rehabilitation.