Taking up pickleball this summer? Here are a few tips to consider before starting

Date:  July 5, 2023


Pickleball, an enjoyable mix of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, has surged in popularity across Canada. Its low-impact nature makes it accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels.

However, as with any sport, appropriate preparation and prevention strategies are essential to avoid injuries. Here are some tips to consider:

Warm-Up and Cool-Down:

These are crucial aspects of any sporting activity. Begin with a five to ten-minute brisk walk or jog to get your blood circulating and muscles warmed up. After playing, cool down with a slower-paced walk and stretching.

Dynamic Stretches:

Prior to the game, focus on dynamic stretches that mimic Pickleball movements. Lunges with a torso twist can help prepare your lower body and core. Arm circles can help warm up your shoulders.

Static Stretches:

Post-game, opt for static stretches to prevent stiffness. Key areas to focus on are your shoulders, wrists, and legs. Gentle quad, hamstring, and calf stretches, along with wrist flexor and extensor stretches, are highly recommended.

Hydrate and Rest:

Hydration aids muscle function and recovery. Rest is equally important to allow your body to recover and avoid overuse injuries.

Regular Chiropractic Checkups:

Regular visits to your chiropractor can help maintain optimal spinal health, improve mobility, and reduce the risk of injury.

Remember, playing pickleball should be fun and enjoyable. By integrating these tips and stretches into your routine, you’ll be in a better place to improve your game and reduce the risk of injury.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not replace professional medical advice. Consult with a healthcare professional or chiropractor before beginning any new exercise or stretching routine.

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