How to prepare your children for the sudden return to Athletics in January


By Free Motion Physiotherapy

After the December holiday’s we see many sports related injuries as Schools and children jump back into athletics and other sports after the holidays. Training loads decrease towards the end of the year resulting in increased risk of injury in the new year, when returning to sports as tissues and muscles are not used to the load demands.

For parents gearing up for their kids to get back into athletics after the holidays, it's crucial to focus on a gradual return. Ensure they ease back into the routine with a mix of light exercises and proper warm-ups. Pay attention to any signs of discomfort or fatigue and encourage open communication about how they're feeling. Good quality sleep, hydration and a balanced diet are key for sustained energy and optimal recovery. Lastly, prioritize fun and positive reinforcement to keep them motivated.