So are you planning on “getting back in shape” in 2012? Like every January before, gyms, running trails, and “boot camps” around the country will see a flood of new people who haven’t exercised regularly since earlier the previous year. There are a number of things that keep people from staying active and sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. This is not an article about the psychological factors that people need to stay on the wagon. This is about how to keep injury from being your reason to quit exercising in 2012.

The good news is that many injuries can be avoided altogether if the predisposing factors are identified and resolved beforehand. For this reason I made a short video to help you do a quick “screen” your own movements to identify the potential for injury.

This short self-evaluation will not identify every possible injury predisposition … that would require an incredibly long video. It covers some of the most common things that bring people into my clinic (that can be identified with a self-evaluation). It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete and could save you months of pain and missed workouts.

If this self-screen reveals any injuries waiting to happen, let me know and we can resolve it before it becomes a big issue (512-947-3705). If you found this article and aren’t in the Austin area, see a good Physical Therapist in your area and make sure you stay active in 2012.

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