ACL-Return-To-Sport Rehabilitation Program
A Message From Dr. Jacob Dye, DPT, CSCS, DN, Owner of Origin Rehabilitation and Performance
If you’ve recently picked up a Sports Injury, or if you’ve been suffering with an injury for a while – it can be very tempting to pass it off as “nothing serious” and simply “put up with it” carrying on as best you can.
Or, it can be very easy to get disheartened and end up feeling “stuck”, wondering if you’ll ever be able to get back to playing sports or keeping active like you used to…
If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we see people going through this all the time. In fact, we see people living with an injury from sports and exercise in our physio clinic in Scottsdale no matter what time of year.
Traditionally, Doctors and medical professionals will just tell people to “rest” or to just simply stop doing that activity. In our opinion, this is ridiculous and is actually causing more harm and increasing your risk for future injuries. This is because by resting our muscles begin to atrophy and become weak! It explains why so many people suffering with a sports injury are asking themselves:
“It’s Been Months Now - So Why am I STILL Suffering With an Injury That’s Stopping Me From Being Active and Playing My Favorite Sport?”
Does That Sound Like You?
Another scenario we see all the time in our Physical Therapy Clinic is when people go to the Doctor, and the Doctor tells them they need to take a break, rest, wear a support and “try these painkillers” to “see how it goes”. Then 4 weeks later they end up going back to the same Doctor again because the injury hasn’t gotten any better, only to be given MORE rest, and ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills.
The problem is that when it comes to sports injuries – hamstrings, ankle sprains, runner’s knee etc., – complete rest is rarely the best advice.
So maybe you’re confused and frustrated because you’ve been told different things, by different people. Maybe you think you have a back problem – but it’s actually the hip where the problem came from?
Sports injuries can be very confusing because more often than not, where the pain is coming from, isn’t actually the area that needs to be fixed and worked on and if you rest for too long – other parts of the body become just as, if not more problematic!
This confusion over “resting” often leads people to continue to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their injury and return back to exercise. Worse, many people just end up accepting ‘their days of being active are over’ – as if it’s normal or ‘has’ to be that way.
Is That How You Feel Too?
If You’re Currently Frustrated And Living With A Sports Injury, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:
1. You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t
2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest, wear a support, and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off, you were left in agonizing pain again
3. A family member, or friend, told you that everyone is more prone to sports Injuries as they get older, so you just accepted it
4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physio in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
5. You’ve tried using things like heating pads, ice, and sport supports but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better or return to exercise with ease
6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you were in a lot of pain, but it still irritates you daily
7. You decided to get a few “sports massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel a bit ‘painful’ or maybe ‘relaxing’, and didn’t do anything to fix your injury long term
If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does!
Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next.
Note: This Free Total Body Diagnostic session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.
So The Next Question Is...
"How Can Choosing To See A Physical Therapist at Scottsdale Physical Therapy & Performance Help You Get Rid Of Your Sports Injury For Good?"
Basically, the Physical Therapy team at Scottsdale Physical Therapy & Performance can help you get back to living life free from daily annoying and frustrating sports injuries, and return to the exercise you love.
If you want to know what it costs – and what availability we have then please just click the button below and complete the short form: