Warming up and cooling down

Just How Important Is Warming Up And Cooling Down Exactly?

We have all been told at one point or another of the importance of warming up and cooling down, whether it is for sport or just a standard workout, but why exactly are they important?

As a Physiotherapist with years of clinical experience, I, for one, understand the importance of this recommendation all too well and have seen the potential ramifications that could result from not undertaking a sufficient warm-up and cool down.