As Australians we are a nation of cricket lovers, for many of us it’s almost part of our DNA.
For the true lovers of the game Summer isn’t about sunshine, surfing, holidays or Christmas – it means one thing and one thing only CRICKET SEASON!
However regardless of your enthusiasm the transition from winter sport into cricket season can be tricky and does require some management.
• Cricket uses the body and muscles in a far different way to winter sports.
• The sudden transition from winter sport to summer cricket means the musculoskeletal system has to adapt
quickly to sudden changes in load & volume.
• Adolescents can have a high volume of cricket commitments. Involvement in multiple teams e.g. school,
District & Community Clubs can often include 2-3 trainings/week and a further 2-3 games/weekend.
Each year at WSC we assess and treat many young developing cricketers with various degrees of lumbar spine and/or shoulder overload. The good news is both conditions are preventable and can be managed with the right advice… here’s the low-down.
Leisa Stringer, WSC Sports Physio