How does physiotherapy help you stay fit and injury-free?

The risk of injury is unprecedented and we are exposed to it in one way or the other, more so in sports and fitness-related activities.

An injury can pretty much make your life do a 360-degree flip (pun not intended) and the recovery can be ever so frustrating, but even so, it is nothing compared to the rewards of staying fit and playing sports.

Usually in the event of an injury, ample rest is usually sufficient in helping you with the recovery process, but in certain cases it’s always advised to seek out professional help to help restore your mobility.

Sport360 caught up with Jonathan Robinson, head of Physiotherapy at Nightingale Dubai, to understand the importance of physiotherapy and how to avoid injuries in the future.

“Physiotherapy is a hugely beneficial specialist treatment and prevention of injury, disease and disorders. Through physical methods, it helps them to restore function and movement in the area that has been affected. Physiotherapy also helps with preventing further damage or injury on the previously affected body part. People of any age can receive Physiotherapy treatment and be thoroughly supported to maintain and manage good health, plus prevent injuries and diseases,” said Robinson.

“In reality, at any time of your life, Physiotherapy can benefit your health and life. Physiotherapy is a degree-based profession and whatever the treatment you may receive, you will always be in the hands of a well-trained, experienced professional,” he added.

According to Robinson, some of the most common injuries that people come to the clinic with are patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee), shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, hamstring strains and sciatica.

Robinson highlights five key tips that allow athletes to stay injury-free, which included developing a proper training plan, knowing your body and its limitations, replacing old equipment or gear, planning ahead, and

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Errol Spence confident Terence Crawford fight happening soon

Errol Spence Jr., center, celebrates his victory over Shawn Porter during the WBC & IBF World Welterweight Championship boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Fight fans have been licking their chops in anticipation of a potential showdown between undefeated welterweights Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford.

The long wait may be over soon after Spence set a timetable as early as before the year ends.

“[That fight can happen] whenever, this year or next. We are going to fight. If we do not fight this year, it will definitely be next year,” Spence told FightHype.com.

The 30-year-old Spence edged Shawn Porter to unify the IBF and WBC titles.

Spence (26-0, with 21 knockouts) was scheduled to fight Danny Garcia next in January 2020 but the plan got derailed after he got into a drunk-driving car crash a month after his split decision victory over Porter.

Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), on the other hand, scored a ninth round stoppage of Lithuania’s Egidijus Kavaliauskas to retain the WBO belt last December at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Aside from the possible clash with Crawford, Spence has also been rumored for a megafight with WBA (Super) champion Manny Pacquiao.

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Canelo Alvarez early favorite over Gennady Golovkin in 3rd bout

Canelo Alvarez, center left, and Gennady Golovkin face off during a weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Alvarez and Golovkin will fight Saturday night in a middleweight title bout. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Gennady Golovkin has always been the odds-on favorite heading into a fight until a third showdown with Canelo Alvarez surfaced.

In a report on boxingscene.com, Sportsbook BetOnline.ag has Alvarez at -260, making Golovkin the underdog for the first time in his professional career.

The odds, however, aren’t really that surprising considering Alvarez beat Golovkin by majority decision in their rematch back in September 2018.

Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) who turns 38 next month, also did not quite impress in his last fight against Ukraine’s Sergiy Derevyanchenko, whom he beat via unanimous decision last October in New York to win the vacant IBF and IBO middleweight belts.

The 29-year-old Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs), meanwhile, scored a late knock out over Russia’s Sergey Kovalev to claim the WBO light heavyweight title a month later.

The two pound-for-pound fighters have reportedly agreed upon a third fight tentatively set for September 12.

They battled to a split draw in their first encounter in 2017, in a fight many believed to have won by Golovkin.

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