Recover quickly from sports injuries or an accident. The sooner you get into therapy, the faster you’ll get better!
In this acute stage it’s important to learn how to protect your injury properly and optimize the healing process. The longer you wait the more chronic your injury becomes and difficult to treat.
During this phase, gentle range of motion and soft tissue work in Physical Therapy or Chiropractic can help to enhance blood flow and circulation – bringing in more nutrients to initiate healing. Anti-inflammatory and pain reducing mechanisms such as transcutaneous electrical stimulation may help to reduce swelling and discomfort. Kinesiotape, a therapeutic tape, can also help to decrease swelling and enhance circulation to promote healing.
Maintaining good posture and gait mechanics are also important to help healing occur in the right alignment, and to minimize or prevent compensatory movement patterns. You’ll learn safe exercises that you can start doing right away to keep your flexibility and strength up, while protecting your injury from getting worse and building up scar tissue.