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2017 Athens Marathon: How to properly prepare yourself to avoid muscle injuries

The event for the 35th Athens Classic Marathon is coming soon! On Sunday 12 November 2017, thousands of runners from all over the world will be lined up at the starting point, full of energy, enthusiasm, passion and eagerness for another long-distance and difficult route!

Starting at Marathonos Ave. up to the Panathenaic Stadium (Kalimarmaro), miles and roads with hills are not going to make it easy for us. Thus, we need to properly prepare our body.

We should therefore take proper precautions before, during and after the race. Detailed information regarding this subject is available on the official website of Athens Marathon.

Apart from the day before the race and during the event though, the previous physical preparation of the athlete is of high importance. Not only do we need to build a physical endurance for the Marathon but also and mainly to avoid muscle injuries, a danger that is intensified because of the uphill trail in many spots of the route.

At Physioathens Modern Physiotherapy Centre, we provide integrated preparation for optimal physical training and fitness. We apply specialized sports massage to avoid muscle injuries.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is designed to warm up the athlete before an event, sustain him throughout and help him recover after it. Also to prevent injuries, release the tension and relieve the pain.

By focusing on the muscles, ligaments, joints and nerve tissue, applying specialized massage and the indicated pressure, we ensure the health and well-being of the athlete and we accelerate the natural ability to heal.

Benefits of sports massage on the body:

• Prevention of possible injuries before the game
• Treatment of sports injuries
• Rehabilitation of post-event injuries
• Reducing muscle spasms
• Clearing out muscles from waste and toxins
• Sustain of the athlete’s performance during the event
• Post-event muscle relaxation
• Relief of sore muscles

For more information, questions or appointments, you can call: +30 2155456802

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