5 Tips For Returning To Training After An Injury
Everyone will be different when returning from an injury. Here are a few tips to follow to make sure you make a safe return and decrease your chances of being re-injured.
Modify your training until you are back to 100%. Ex. If you were running 10 miles before the injury you don’t want to jump back in to running that distance. Have your PT or AT write a progression back to get you back to your pre-injury level.
Listen to your body. If you are doing something and it doesn’t feel right modify it, back off, or step away from that activity and come back to it when you are further along in your recovery.
Know the difference between pain and soreness. Is that discomfort coming from your muscles working or is it a sharp shooting pain? Soreness is ok, but you don’t want to push through pain.
Continue with any rehab exercises you may have been given from your PT or AT. This will help prevent further injury and help keep your muscles strong and active.
With any return to activity, an underlying level of fitness needs to be in place prior to the high level performance. Maintain open communication with all parties involved. If you’re a student or athlete and need help with an injury feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to get you connected with one of our Physical Therapists at OSI. It’s an awesome way to keep you healthy and get you back in the game!