Whether its chronic pain or a specific acute injury, proper rehabilitation can mean the difference between a full recovery and a lifelong limitation!
Take these 3 steps to optimize your recovery:
1. Assessment – If the injury is obviously serious, you can not move the injured part or you are unsure of the nature of your injury, have it assessed by a physician or physiotherapist.
2. Mobility – The first stage of rehabilitation is to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain and to begin working on range of motion and stabilization.
3. Conditioning – Once you have plateaued with physiotherapy you may now see a Kinesiologist personal trainer to begin a strengthening and conditioning program that will help ensure a full recovery.