attention can help you get started on the road to recovery and self-management
without aggravation of the injury. Knowing what to do and when
to do it during each stage of the recovery process is critical
to optimize your healing. Neglecting
your injured area early on can contribute to chronic pain and
weakness or injury recurrence.
confronting a Chronic Injury.
A Chronic Injury is defined as having
symptoms that have lasted 6 months or more. While there
are a few injuries that do take more time to recover, chronic
injuries may be related to muscle imbalances (weakness or
tightness) that have not be adequately addressed.
I have tried
exercising but I always seem to get hurt.
Whether you have already started an exercise program with a personal
trainer, on your own or at a fitness facility, an Activity Screening will help direct your fitness program to
suit your needs and your body.We may have accumulated several small and seemingly
insignificant injuries throughout our years, which have
contributed to muscle imbalances (due to tightness and
weakness) or joint stiffness or looseness. These underlying
issues contribute to a non-optimal movement strategy or
pattern, which contributes to further breakdown of the body
parts.It is not
a matter of “if” you breakdown, but a matter of
a comprehensive screening of strength and flexibility and
movement patterns, the therapist will help develop an
individualized program for you and your trainer to follow.It will include not only recommended activities, but
activities to avoid at the present time.