How to Prevent the #1 Injury in Point Fighting: Ankle Self Myofascial Release and Mobility
Injury Prevention Course Specifically for Point Fighters
Ankle injuries are the most common injuries in Point Fighting. Most of the injuries are caused by the lack of mobility and stability in the joint. Explosive movements in sport karate might cause tightness and soreness in the calf area which, if not treated, can cause rang of motion reduction in the ankle joint. Ankle mobility is important for the whole chain of joints in our body. Injuries, imbalances and lack of mobility in the ankle can cause problems in the knee and the hip joints. Ankle injuries can be prevented with very simple techniques of self myofascial tissue release and different ankle mobility exercises.
In this course, athletes will learn the most effective techniques of self-myofascial release to prevent injuries in Point Fighting.
Self-myofascial release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. By performing self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques using foam rollers and therapy balls you can improve your flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries.
- foam roller
- Triggerpoint Roller (small size) - therapy ball
- or cross ball
- or tennis ball
- yoga block
- resistance band
Natalia has more than seven years of experience in personal training and more than 10 years experience as an athlete and competitive Kickboxer in the discipline of pointfighting. She has dedicated her life to studying fitness management, health economics, adolescent group training, rehabilitation training, conditioning training, strength training, fitness training and nutrition. She has a Bachelor Degree in Fitness Management and is certified by the BSA.
With 10 years of practicing martial arts, she is a black belt and member of the WAKO USA National Team. Natalia is former German national champion and former German National team member.
Natalia also competed on American Ninja Warrior Season 6 and in 2016 on Season 8.
Her specialties are in personal training, performance training and kickboxing/pointfighting. Natalia has extensive experience working with youth to professional athletes, and has also worked with more traditional sport athletes, including basketball, soccer and hockey.