We understand when a client starts a rehabilitation program they are keen to see results! While it’s common to feel impatient, the key to long-term health and recovery is a program that will phase therapies and techniques to avoid overuse, ensure full healing, and steer clear from physical rehab burnout.
You can count on Firehaus Pilates to not only develop the right rehab program balance but to keep an eye out for when you may be doing too much in the spirit of recovery!
If you’re currently undertaking a physical therapy, massage therapy, or any rehabilitation program, and you are suspicious that it’s all feeling like too much, take a moment to step back and evaluate how you are feeling. Signs your physical rehab program may be overdoing it include:
- Muscle failure while trying to tone and strengthen your body
- Muscle soreness two days after a workout or rehab session
- Excessive or “therapeutic” bruising from a deep tissue massage
- Overheating in a hot tub or dry sauna
- Swelling or warmness of joints/areas working in rehab
- Pain or discomfort for more than two hours after a PT session
The days of “no pain, no gain” are gone.
While muscle burn is a common effect during a challenging workout, pain is a signal that something is wrong. Look for expert instruction in your physical therapy or exercise regime that is based on building real, long-lasting results from controlled and safe rehabilitation that allows the body to strengthen over time.
While your program should be working tough recovery areas in your body or helping heal stubborn injuries with exercises that may work you hard, you should not be experiencing lingering suffering as a result of your PT sessions!
Firehaus Pilates works with clients to develop the most efficient and balanced physical rehab program to encourage recovery, strength, and flexibility. We use rehab Pilates for lower back pain, joint replacement, arthritis conditions, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, degenerative diseases and much more. Individual Pilates plans are created that aid and promote recovery!
We also offer new forms of deep tissue massage therapies for myofascial release to mobilize fascia that are highly effective and not traumatic for the body. Our expertise lies in creating programs for clients of all ages, with all movement restrictions and health conditions and work with you to feel stronger, healthier, and fitter without overdoing it!
Contact us if you are looking for a physical rehabilitation program that truly and safely delivers the results you are seeking.