Whether you’re a weekend warrior, or a recreational or professional athlete, there are going to greater chances for injury because of your activities. When coming back from injuries, the body doesn’t recognize when it’s healed completely in terms of your movements. When you’re injured, you find new ways of moving.
Areas of your body are shut down that should tell you where you are in space. They’re called proprioceptors. When a pain due to injury occurs, proprioception shuts down. When pain leaves the body, it doesn’t mean that proprioception comes back to those areas. For example, when a sprained ankle occurs, the body’s survival tactics come into play. They prevent you from walking on that injured limb in a way that you’re used to, so you find new ways of moving. At some point, the swelling diminishes and the pain goes away – perhaps you’ve gone through some physical therapy if necessary and have been released. However, training yourself to move properly again is going to take some time. This is where Sports Rehab comes into play.
Once you’ve been released from the physical therapist, there’s still more work to do to get you back into the position you were in before the injury. Many people think that once they’ve been released from the physical therapist they’re back to their normal, daily living and can go back to doing whatever they want. Chances are though, there is still a little more work to do to get you back into the place you were and that is where our Sports Rehab comes in.