What is it about an injury that just slows you down? Oh yeah thats right, they hurt. Its our bodies way of telling us not to move that. The downside to that inactivity is that the joint and muscles become stiff, the muscles may even contract leaving permanent impairment of the muscle. The solution, constant utilization of the joint in all ranges of motion, despite pain. Anyone who has ever had any physical therapy knows that therapy hurts, and rehabbing any injury can elicit a host of painful responses. The key to safely rehabing an injury is proper muscle warmup, diminished resistance (sometimes to the point of passive range of motion) utilized to stimulate the muscle to heal by informing it that it is necessary to use the injured body part to exist. We must use impact to make our bodies heal itself.
About The Author
Tristan Daeley is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an Emergency Medical Technician, and Mental Health Assistant in Whatcom County. He has received his Masters of Science in Psychology and BA's in Psychology and Government. Currently, he is pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis to further build upon his behavior modification knowledge to help people be happy and healthy in body and mind...