Are you raising the next Michael Jordan? Or maybe you’re the athlete in the family, training to be the next Usain Bolt– Whatever your sporting indulgence is, your body goes through a lot carrying you to success.
We often think of athletes as healthy individuals and in many ways they are, but they have a responsibility to take care of the body that they work so hard. This means working out and playing safely– knowing your limits, using correct forms, and taking care of injuries. It happens too often, that a “hot-shot” athlete thinks that they can work through and injury or accident and then ends up out for the rest of their season because of a blown out joint, compromised muscle, or the most dreaded- a broken bone.
We have seen far too many of these injuries walk through our office door, severe ones that could have been avoided if we had the chance to help earlier, and we are here to tell you: It’s not worth it. We promise that missing a few games to rehab a minor injury is a much easier pill to swallow than missing that championship game because of a broken body or living with haunting chronic pain stemming from an untreated injury.You wouldn’t jump into a game without practicing and you shouldn’t push your body into a situation its not equipped to handle– you’ll be battling your own body instead of the opponent.
Rehab is an athlete’s best friend. It keeps their body going and builds it stronger. It can be an encourager and coach when your body just wants to quit. It heals instead of just masking the problems beneath the skin.
So play hard, but listen to your body. When things start getting a little rough– let us know. We’ll work with you and get you giving 110% everyday again– because we know that’s the only way our athletes play. We’re all on the same team here.