STOP Exercising isn’t always the answer!
June 19, 2018Uncategorized
A lot of people put off booking in to see a physiotherapist because they don’t want someone to tell them to STOP exercising. Stopping exercise isn’t always the solution. It doesn’t necessarily solve the problem and sometimes stopping exercise can actually make certain injuries worse.
At Enhance, we use our knowledge of injuries and healing times to recommend the most appropriate plan of action. It might be that we recommend a reduction in your weekly training load by 10%, or substitute a high impact session for a low impact session. Or, maybe we replace a specific exercise for a less provocative exercise. There is usually always a way to train around an injury and we can provide you with a list of all the things you can do, rather than focus entirely on the things you can’t do!
If it is recommended that you rest, it’s only because we know that that is the most effective treatment option for your recovery, which we will explain to you during your appointment and happily discuss the pro’s and con’s either way. Ultimately the final decision is always up to you. It is your body. So don’t delay your recovery because you’re worried we’ll tell you to STOP. What we will do is determine the best treatment plan for you and get you back to 100% as soon as you can!