July is the time of the season when everything counts. With two months until the finals, there are no more second chances for some teams. Making sure you are able to compete injury free is essential at this stage of the season.

A lot of injury prevention is common sense. Ensure that you are properly stretched and warmed up before training and matches, and keep your body warm. Do not cut corners.

If you already have an injury, ensure you properly treat it as soon as it is sustained to maximise your rehabilitation and recovery. Follow your physio’s advice and do all the extra strengthening and stretching work to get you back to full fitness before finals.

Gerrard Woods
Director, Sportsmart

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