Last week our hockey program welcomed Patrick Cayen, from Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy to talk about some injury prevention exercises and ways to strengthen different muscles in your body including core, quads, calfs, and wrists using elastic bands. These exercises are purposely meant to prevent future injuries and to have a better performance during a practice/game. In the picture below, Patrick is explaining what causes shin splints and different things you can do to prevent it. Above, he is demonstrating a core exercise using the elastic band, the purpose of this is to have resistance on the band, while you are in stride, which results to having to keep a tight core.
Patrick is a regular guest here with our hockey program, he comes out most Tuesday’s to help on ice as well, every year he will give our students a presentation on common injuries that occur in hockey and ways to prevent them like shown below.