in LIFE, get better information. Test what works and what doesn’t work in your life. Try multiple approaches at the same time. Take expert advice and opinions and make decisions based on how those opinions and advice work for you… or…. don’t work for you. Lame stretches got you Nowhere.
A humorous but insightful way to understand 95% of back pain and why you are doing the wrong stuff to try to fix it.
We’re so quick in the rehab world to dive immediately into exercises for strength or flexibility. Often that is a poor order of execution. Put the fire out first, fix the imbalance. Move correctly before you start on strength etc.
The problem is, you have to have a disease, illness or injury first, in order for us to treat it. Most of us that got into “doctoring” didn’t get into it for this.
How to Use your Voodoo/Floss band they way we do it clinally.
Here’s the deal. We need intel to help us decide if the athlete can return to the competition. Rest, 10 point pain scales, “how are you feeling?” and max effort with no sub-max testing is a poor way to make a decision for your athlete’s health and recovery.
Stretching hasn’t been very effective, nor has foam rolling. Not by themselves. There are multiple issues involved, it takes a multifaceted approach to get back on track.
A frozen water bottle AIN”T gonna cut it. Remember that 20 different issues are all called the same thing. They are all PF in their own way. But, these 20 different injuries need different treatments if they are going to be successful.
The athletic trainer (in conjunction with coaches) is best suited to assess the athlete’s day to day recovery and return to play and practice. They can be an active part and watch in real time in real conditions. A doctor in an office, cannot.