Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Hockey Matters: Lower back injury prevention for players

Imagine if you didn’t have to suffer from that niggly lower back pain caused by playing as much hockey as you do.

The lower back is one of the most common injury sites in hockey. The low positions and repeated forward flexions performed in hockey mean that the lumbar spine experiences a great deal of stress. As you will find yourself in half-rotated positions on a regular basis, and perform frequent lunges and tackles in low shapes, you are putting certain tissues and joints under more load. 

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