When Can I Work Out Again?

Patients always want to know when they can return to their sport/activity/exercise routine.  I totally get that.  I would want a time table too.  But it's impossible to give definitive time lines.

One thing that I am always imparting on my patients is to take the long view.  A little bit of activity modification in the short term, while frustrating, will lead to long-term meaningful results. 

One must recognize that you can't just "push through the pain." Rather, modification is called for...

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Tools in the Toolbox and K.I.S.S.

Fancy bells and whistles often grab people's attention.  The more equipment in a gym or rehabilitation center the better, right?  The more letters credentialing a practitioner's academic achievement the better, right?  

I have come to understand that the most important tools therapists have in their toolboxes are their observation and listening skills, their ability to effectively educate folks, and their kindness in wanting to help people feel and function better.

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