What is your sport: Hockey

Hockey is Canada’s official winter sport. It is an ice rink game played by 2 opposing teams consisting of 6 players on skates. The goal of the game is to get the puck into the opposing team’s net via the use of a hockey stick. 

Most hockey players are skilled skaters. They can perform a variety of crossovers, pivots, and stops. This sport also requires excellent upper body coordination and core strength to properly stick handle and shoot the puck.  

Main Muscles Used in Hockey

Glutes, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Leg Adductors, Hip Flexors, Rectus Abdominis, Obliques, and Transverse Abdominis 

hockey injuries

Common Muscle Injuries from Hockey

The most common hockey injuries include: 

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injury: Shoulder injuries frequently happen from hits from other players or from contact with the boards. A shoulder separation injury is one of the most common types of hockey injuries. 
  • Knee Ligament Injury: A quick change in direction or a hit from another player may result in a medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear or strain. 
  • Groin Strain: Quick changes in direction may also result in adductor or hip flexor strains or tears. 
  • Concussion: Head injuries are unfortunately somewhat common in hockey. A hard hit or fall can result in a concussion. 

How Can You Alleviate Your Hockey Injuries?

For soft tissue injuries, Athlete’s Choice Massage offers a range of therapeutic options to help get you back on the ice. Sport massage can help relieve symptoms from a groin strain, knee ligament injuries, and shoulder injuries. We also offer acupuncture, manual osteopathy, and orthopaedic assessments to ensure a smooth recovery – as well as to prevent future incidents from happening. Sport taping may further help you get back to your regular hockey schedule. Contact us for more information.  

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