What is your sport: Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a somewhat broad term applied to various competitions and activities. In the 1950s, a Japanese Karateka combined karate and Muay Thai, creating what is today known as kickboxing. It gained popularity in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, making its way to North America. Soon, professional governing bodies were created to regulate the sport and competition.

Today, kickboxing is considered a hybrid martial art form. Various rules apply depending on where you are in the world, since there is no current international governing body but many national ones.

According to experts, kickboxing is based on 7 key principles, including distancing, defense, feinting, timing, power, endurance, and sparring. These skills take considerable time and practice to master.  


Bowling Injuries

Common Muscle Injuries from Kickboxing:

The most common kickboxing injuries include:

  • Concussion: These are common due to the nature of the sport and the lack of head protection involved.
  • Hand or Wrist Injuries: Tendonitis, dislocations, sprains, and strains are all common in these areas. 
  • Low Back Injuries: Back pain is another common injury in kickboxing from the quick movements and forces involved.
  • Swollen or Sprained Ankles: Kicking opponents often results in these type of injuries.
  • Strained Neck: This is often due to head locks and again, quick movements.

How Can You Alleviate Your Kickboxing Injuries?

Proper recovery after each and every match can help your injuries heal the best. For muscle strains and pains, massage therapy, in particular, can help alleviate post-practice and post-match soreness. It can also help you avoid injuries. Some injuries in kickboxing are unpreventable due to the contact style of the sport. However, proper training can help lessen them and prevent them.

At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our registered and experienced massage therapists are ready to help you recover after your next match. Injured? Our team can help in that regard as well. Get back to what you love. Book your next appointment online today.


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