Pre-Season is fast approaching! Are you ready?

03 MAR

Pre-Season is fast approaching! Are you ready?

By Dean Phelps on Tuesday, 3rd of March    Tag: Functional Movement Screen, Injury Prevention, Injury Screening, Pre-season,

Here is an insight how we ready you for the winter sporting season ahead

The pre-season for many winter sports is already starting. Pre-season training is all about conditioning the body and readying it for the grueling months of competition ahead. It is a period or phase in time that you can work on your weakness, pre-habilitate the body to reduce the risk of injury and make your self a more rounded athlete, weekend warrior or sports enthusiast.

When done correctly, a pre-season program can be extremely beneficial to performance and reduce the risk of injury during competition. However, there is a bit of a trick to getting it right. Here is a few things that we use to get our athletes and weekend warriors ready to hit their chosen sport with some new secret weapons for the up coming season.

  • Injury Pre-screening – including functional movement screen, sports specific movement screen as well as dissecting last season’s injury history.
  • Identify what areas of performance need addressing and why
  • Record baseline outcome measures
  • Set goals and aims for the year
  • Set targets and expectations
  • Develop a periodised program that looks at each phase of growth as an athlete to improve performance, not over reach or over train
  • Stay balanced, remember you need to have a life, work and many other individual commitments.

Its no simple task and requires a lot of thought, experience and precision to stay Fighting Fit all season long. If you need help in any aspect of sports performance, injury management, rehabilitation, pre-habilitation for at risk injuries for your sport or just building performance Fighting Fit is your centre for high performance health.


Dean Phelps - Head Physiotherapy

Dean is a registered Gold Coast Physiotherapist with undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Human Movement and Exercise Science. His background has developed his vision for Fighting Fit Physiotherapy to focus on optimal health and peak physical performance for every single patient. Utilising his many qualifications, in depth knowledge of the body and passion for exercise he can provide a holistic approach to your treatment and exercise prescription to get the best outcome.


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