Injury Recovery Made Easier

By March 22, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments

By a show of hands, who here hasn’t had an injury? Anyone? No one? Didn’t think so.

Who here knows how difficult it can be to come back from an injury? Especially when there is significant muscle or tissue damage? Everybody?

Frequently when the body experiences trauma it can cause us to move differently than we used to. Suddenly we are stressing out one of knees to compensate for the other one preforming below par. Limping around because our hip is strained and even the simplest task like walking is exhausting because the load is now transferred to the other leg. Or reaching for something with our other arm because our dominant arm is damaged, injured or stressed.

What’s really interesting about this is most of the time it’s subconscious. For the most part we don’t even 50-Inspiritational-Motivational-Thoughts-quotes-and-memes-27know it’s happening. Until we realize our right ankle is suddenly tired and sore because of the injury we did to the left calf last week.

So how can we correct this problem? It can feel next to impossible to change the way we move. Especially when have been compensating for an old injury or traumatic tissue damage. The answer is simple actually. Injury recovery through stretching. We need to stretch and move our body in different ways to remind the body of the job it used to be able to do. This doesn’t, by any means, suggest that we will always regain full use of the injured or damaged muscle. But we can get it functioning better and working with the body as part of the team, rather than against, causing more strain and possibly injury on other body parts.

Often these types of stretches should be closely supervised by a physical therapist or personal trainer. Someone with an in-depth understanding of the complex and amazing thing that is the human body. These muscles need to be woken up but in a safe and effective way. Here at Bonza Bodies Small Group Fitness Studios in downtown Denver we have world class personal trainers here to coax your body back into peak form from any injury. We are always at the ready with tips and suggestions to help you and your body work together, rather than be at odds with your injury, which will only lead to frustration and potentially further injury.

Our own Jamie Atlas, owner and founder of Bonza Bodies, 80202, gave some helpful hip stretches to Robert. Robert beat cancer but was left with significant scar tissue on his left leg causing him to rely heavily on is right leg while running. Robert will be running the Colfax Half-marathon soon and has a goal to beat his best time ever.   Click here to see helpful running stretches anyone can benefit from!

Of course this doesn’t mean you have to be injured to utilize these stretches. These are stretches anyone and everyone can and should be doing. They’ll help anyone move and feel better, not just runners!

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