Little known fact: pain is usually the last thing to show up and the first thing to leave.
Often times, you can have painless dysfunction before the painful effects show up. Often times the area of pain is not the primary driver of the injury. Our body is an amazing machine that will compensate until it absolutely cannot.
Within the office I assess my patients functionally and we look at the body as a whole. If you come in with the symptom of low back pain, we will look at your midback and your hip mobility. If you have pain during a squat, I will start looking at your ankles and move my way up. And so on and so forth.
One of the easiest things you can do to improve your performance in any arena is to come lay on a treatment table. The main reason we are hiring an exercise specialist at the new office is to help transition our patients from rehab to performance and to correct any exercise flaws that created an injury inducing pattern.
As always, our goal is to help you move better, feel better, and live better. After all, the worst round of golf or benchmark WOD is the one you can’t complete because of pain.