Is it possible to train while we rehab injuries and pain?
This is one of the most common questions I get from our runners, triathletes, crossfitters, and other competitive athletes, because many of us don’t want to be in pain… but our training/exercise is also what keeps us fit, and if you’re like me… sane :).
Well, the answer is, more often than not: YES!!!
Assuming that you didn’t just come fresh off a major tear/break and the next step is surgery to repair the injury, but instead are dealing with chronic aches, pains, tightness, or recurring tweaks to an old injury that keeps coming back…
Well, then you should absolutely be able to train and improve yourself, even while rehabbing and fixing the issues impacting these areas of the body.
That is what a majority of our clients do, because as much as they want to heal, they still want to run in that marathon in two months, or compete in their tennis league as it is the main way they socialize with friends now, or continue to mountain bike with their spouse to get outside and enjoy nature with those we love.
This is what clients like Mike did around his ironman training while recovering from plantar fasciitis, hip and back injuries. As well as, Rebecca who was hiking and horseback riding with her husband, while healing hip, lumbar, and shoulder related injuries. And how Madeline was able to continue to train and play in her senior year of Volleyball while recovering from lumbar, and rotator cuff injuries.
We are able to do this by teaching our clients: this is how you move, this is why you move that way, this is how you should be moving, and here is your program on how to fix it… Simple right? 😉
So, what are the recovery things that we need to do to offset and jump start our recovery as fast as possible?
Know where the entire body’s imbalances are coming from.
Incorporate full-body corrective exercises and mobility techniques to address those imbalances, and help you move better to offset the forces aggravating your injuries.
Perfect your mechanics around your activities. Whether running, hiking, throwing, swimming, etc we often need to work on moving as efficiently as possible for better health and performance.
Finally, have the right warm-up and cool-down protocols to best prepare your body for what it needs to do, and help mitigate any overuse that impacted the body during the session.
What’s even better is when you correct the imbalances that are aggravating those problem areas of the body, 9 out of 10 times it translates to the body moving more efficiently, aka more powerfully, more strong, and more balanced.
This is how clients like Nell were able to cut off over a minute off her average mile time, Ted was able to increase his control and power of his golf swing, and Clare was able to increase her vertical by several inches prior to VB season.
So, correcting the body’s movement patterns isn’t just for the purpose of healing recurring injuries, it also literally makes your whole body move better and move more fluidly.
To find out more about mobility and compression techniques you can do to correct the body check out the video link below:
OR, if you’re in need of a personalized and in-depth analysis on how to fix your imbalances, we can help you, FOR FREE, by analyzing how your body moves and stabilizes itself-
Book your call with our team here: https://go.oncehub.com/hbrcall