The ones who have no inclination to slow down or be stuck with “chronic pain”.
If this sounds like you, here are some things you can do, before we even speak on the phone, to make a complete recovery:
1. First you need to commit to a proper game plan! Don’t let another 6 months or a year go by and do nothing. The longer you wait, the more you start to accept the pain as a part of your life. This is a common—and dangerous—mistake.
2. Find a practice that uses the most current, proven techniques. Our understanding of pain has evolved tremendously over the years. But many therapists and even many physicians have not kept up with the advances. Be sure to reach out to industry leaders.
3. Avoid sitting (or standing) for long periods. While instinct tells us to rest a painful injury, in many cases, this only makes things worse. Constant rest can increase stiffness and cost you a valuable range of motion. A proper exercise routine, postural work, and flexibility training can lead to rapid improvements.
4. Passive approaches like rest and painkillers will not restore your movement! If your quality of life, your work, and even relationships are being impacted by your pain, working with a “hands-on” physical therapist can get you back on the right path faster than you can imagine.
Remember: Suffering a major injury at this stage in life can destroy your dream of being active and healthy.
Unfortunately, we’ve all seen this first hand…
Taking the proper steps now can preserve your vision of the future.