Is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture? Where to begin our re-entry to the gym (or your sport)? A large portion of us let fear…
Where to begin our re-entry to the gym (or your sport)?
A large portion of us let fear of pain or re-injury delay that last big jump back into the gym or onto the field/court. Sometimes we need some guidance or someone to help us along the path.
Pressing Reset is simply performing a movement that improves or adds to the information going to you brain. When the nervous system receives information that it is looking for, it feels safe, allowing the body to move better and feel better, thus turning off the Fight-or-Flight response. Try these easy activities every day:
Returning to the gym or to your sport:
Let’s say the injury and rehab are done and it’s time to get back onto the field or into the gym, but you’re doing the human thing… you let your injury get into your head!
“I’m afraid of hurting it again!”
We often focus on the negatives and the fear of re-injury, so we can sometimes freeze when it comes to resuming activities. If that’s the case, let the professionals make those decisions for you – seek out a trainer who understands injury recovery and who specializes in adapting and modifying exercise to meet your needs. Then go slow and listen to your body.
The Return-to-Sport or Return-to-the-Gym plan looks much very much like the post injury advice.
That leads us to… you guessed it!
If you are unfamiliar with using Pressing Reset in this manner, this is where the programs at OSi-online.com shine! Programs like Unlock Your Body, Design Your Body, and Build Your Body (coming soon!) are intended to take the brakes of performance off your body. They can be used to restore function, improve performance, and even to gain size. They can be used to utilize the body’s natural strength and hard-wired movement patterns to help get you back to pre-injury levels and better!
We are made to be active and enjoy our lives. As a result of “living life”, injuries are always a risk. And if we do get injured, recovery is not usually enjoyable. But the benefits of movement and engaging in life far outweigh the risks. So if an injury occurs, don’t let it get you down. Use these tips to help speed the healing process and get you back to moving!
Original Strength Institute has a physical therapist on-site, and we offer a virtual Original Strength Screen and Assessment and consult for those looking to work with a member of our team from a distance. Please click here if you’d like to discuss options with someone.
Local to our home-base in Fuquay-Varina, NC? Visit us Monday, February 8th between 4-5pm for our monthly FREE Injury Clinic with physical therapist, Kurt Brooks.