4 Steps To Full Injury Recovery:
- Step 1: Come to terms with your injury then realize proactive measures will reduce injury healing time, and future repercussions.
- Step 2: Choose to fix the problem, rehab your injury.
- Step 3: Commit to taking action. During your injury recovery you are going to have good days and bad, but the most important part is staying committed to your goals. The greatest athletes in the world all have one thing in common: They all have coaches. They know they can’t do it without the guidance and suggestion of a knowledgeable team. We are a team, but first you need to make a commitment to yourself, and your health.
- Step 4: This step is so underplayed. It is vital that while you are coming back from any type of musculoskeletal injury you continue to do what you love to do. We may suggest taking it easy for a while, and every case is different, but it’s our goal to get you back to doing what you love to do as quickly as possible. Remember also – growing old does not mean growing painful. Avoiding your old injuries over the years will spawn new ones.
During any injury phase you are presented with a few options:
- You can decide to avoid your body’s warning sign and simply “wish the pain away.” Good luck with that. You’re more likely to re-injure yourself if you don’t do anything about it than if you actually fix the problem where it started, we promise.
- You can get rid of the pain by masking it with various pain medications, or inactivity. It will go away for a while, but we assure you the pain comes back. This is possibly the most dangerous option because the worst thing you can do is avoid your own warning signs. Pain is a messenger telling you there is an underlying pathology, any avoidance of this warning sign will eventually cause further damage through continual use.
- You choose to fix the problem and rehab your injury. To give you an analogy: If you notice water damage on your ceiling would you paint over it (mask the problem) or stop the leaking pipe above the water damage (fix the problem)? Why then, would you treat your own body any different?
This program is for you if:
- You’re sick of your nagging shoulder, hip, low back or ankle pain
- You don’t want to take drugs to mask the pain of your injuries
- You want to remain active for life, and that quality of life is important
- You’re sick of doctors telling you to “rest” it, and then re-injuring yourself
- You want to live pain free and get your body working at peak condition
Your body’s capacity must be equal to or higher than your demand. If you place unreasonable demands on an unprepared body, injury will occur. This is why a good rehab (Pre-hab) program should not be restricted if you experience pain or have a current injury. Though techniques are designed to fix an athlete fast, pre-habilitation can be a benefit to anyone looking to decrease their risk of injury, or simply improve efficiency, power, strength, steep, agility, balance, flexibility, and coordination. If you feel “good” or “fine” or you just want to live a healthier lifestyle, a tailored pre-habilitation program is going to take you to the next level. You first have to decide where you want to go, what you want to achieve physically, and take action by investing in yourself.
My rehabilitation system was developed specifically around the demands of the active lifestyle. Where other therapies fail to complete the process, this rehab program was specifically designed to provide a comprehensive approach through manual therapy, functional movement exercises and advanced stretching techniques. It will improve your body’s physical performance and appearance while getting you out of pain. It not only achieves results fast, it’s also designed to teach you; how to rehab your own injuries in the future, how to avoid injury in the first place, and how to remain active for life by simply doing a few exercises for about 15 minutes a day. Dr. Will puts his body through the highest demands as a competitive cross-fit athlete, and must maintain his body by employing the same rehab principals and programming that we prescribe to our patients.