Whether returning from sporting injury, or continuing with normal daily life and hobbies, a well-constructed rehabilitation programme will boost your chances of long-term success and minimise risk of re-injury.
Set a Goal and make it S.M.A.R.T
- Keep goals SPECIFIC, such as ‘run for 5km.’
- Keep them MEASURABLE to track progress – (set a time, distance or repetition level).
- Are goals ATTAINABLE and REALISTIC? – don’t set the bar too high too soon!
- Lastly, keep them TIME SPECIFIC to check progress periodically.
Start gently as injury or chronic pain causes us to be a bit more de-conditioned and stiff than normal.
BE REASSURED: our bodies are highly trainable structures, and with a month or two of applied exercise, remarkable results are possible.
Prepare your Environment
To boost chances of success, consider:
- Ergonomic Aids for sport and daily function
- Optimise pain relief MEDICATION through Pharmacist or GP
- Lastly, RECONFIGURE work, living and exercise spaces to suit YOU.
Prepare your Body
Spend at least 5 minutes on a Warm up.
- REGULAR SETS: Better movement patterns develop with regular repeats. EYE ON POSTURE: Ensure a neutral body position of shoulders and spine. IMPROVE BODY RESILIENCE to sport and daily life by including various types of exercise.
- GENERAL FITNESS (walking, jogging, swimming, cycling etc),
- STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY, and DYNAMIC BALANCE.
- Include FUNCTIONALLY SPECIFIC exercises: applied body weight squats or lunges can be great for strength and balance.
Still struggling? Seek Expert Advice.
Greg is a highly experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, used to successfully treating a wide variety of issues such sports injury, neck and back pain/sciatica, shoulder impingement/rotator cuff problems, post surgery rehab, hip/groin and knee strain, ankle sprain, tennis/golfers elbow, work related postural pain or repetitive strain injuries.
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The Total Health Team