Physiotherapy for CrossFit Athletes
How can Physiotherapy help CrossFit Athletes?
In CrossFit we spend a lot of time learning how to engage muscle groups, and hold muscles tight so that we are able to deadlift, clean, snatch and perform other olympic lifts safely and effectively.
There is a missing piece here, and that’s mobility. We spend so much time engaging and turning muscles off, and very little time relaxing our glutes, hamstrings and rotator cuff muscles.
Common injuries that CrossFit athletes face include:
- Rotator cuff tendinitis or tear
- Long head of Biceps tendinitis, tendinosis or tear
- Neck pain, headaches or migraines
- Low back pain
Here are some key stretches that can help increase range of motion, which can lead to big strength and power gains.
The seated twist is a great way for athletes to increase mobility of the thoracic spine or mid back