3 Exercises To Help Recover From Groin Tweak
You tweaked your groin – OUCH! It happens, but now that is has, how can you maximize your recovery?
The first thing is to figure out the cause.
Was there a definite mechanism? Like you momentarily thought you were Jonathan Quick and tried to move your body in a way that it has not ever moved before, nor was it meant to move?
Or did it just start feeling sore for some random reason?
Regardless of the cause, the number one thing you can do to maximize your recovery is to find a great sport physiotherapist who will assess the injury, look at other contributing factors and guide you through your recovery. That is the best thing you can do.
If that is not an option, then I have three things you can do to help your adductors recover their function and give you an idea of how it will feel on the ice.
All of these exercises must be pain free. If you are doing them with pain then interpret that as doing damage, unless your physio has said otherwise.
Start off easy and then try putting more pressure or stretch on the tissue, but remember, you cannot speed healing. All you can do is provide an optimal environment for healing.
There are dozens of things you can do, but these three simple ones will help you as a goalie specifically:
Hockey strength and conditioning coach Maria Mountain, MSc specializes in off-ice training for hockey goalies. As the founder of www.GoalieTrainingPro.com and the owner of Revolution Sport Conditioning in London, Ontario, Maria has trained Olympic Gold medalists, a Stanley Cup Champ and athletes from MLB, NHL, AHL, CHL, CIS and more.
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