Following a sports injury it’s paramount to complete the physical rehab for two key reasons:
- A complete rehab program will allow for the injured region to achieve maximum range of motion and strength. This will minimize the long-term effects of the injury.
- Anytime our musculoskeletal system is damaged it increases the likelihood of future injury. For example, ligaments are similar to very taut rubber bands that connect bones. When over-stretched (sprained), the ligaments aren’t as taut. Due to this, the joints the ligaments cross become more vulnerable to future injury. Thus, the need to rehab the area and strengthen the neighboring muscles to assist with protecting the vulnerable structures.
Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Todd Hartwig has significant personal and professional experience with rehab programs. Contact him as soon as possible to schedule a consultation to see how he can help you.