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My broken wrist stopped me from playing the sport I love for 3 months.

In high school I went on a snowboarding trip to France which was an awesome time. On the last day I fell on the slopes and broke my right wrist, being right handed I knew straight away the impact this was going to have. I was in unforgettable pain and don’t remember being happy until the doctor gave me something for it. Being unable to play squash for 3 months was devastating but being 14 I enjoyed more time playing video games, despite the annoyance of the wrist brace making it difficult to hold the controller. When I finally felt better I attempted to go back to playing squash, I soon realised my error as every attempt to hit the ball with any sort of power was painful. After 10 minutes of

Dynamic Stretching

What is it? Dynamic stretching is a form of stretching that utilises rapid movements which pull the muscle into its end range. Unlike static stretching it is not held here but allowed to fall back, or lowered back to the starting position and the cycle continues. A common example is swinging the leg to stretch the hamstrings, forcefully swing your leg to get it up high so you could kick your hands if held in front of you. Then allow the leg to drop back to your side and kick up again. Start this stretching slowly with little kicks and gradually get faster with progressively longer motions. Starting too fast through the full range of motion is not recommended as this may cause injuries if per

Static Stretching

What is it? Static stretching is one of the techniques used to increase flexibility and help our muscles relax. It is one of the most widely used types of stretching for its simplicity and lack of things that can go wrong. How is it done? It is performed by taking a muscle to its point of resistance by moving a joint. When we move a joint towards the end of its range of motion, we will likely feel a springy like block in movement or a pull in the opposite direction (from the stretched muscle). These (often) painful sensations are the acknowledgement that we are stretching the muscle. Once reaching this point of resistance or pain we hold this position for 30 seconds, then move further throug

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