Everyone wants to be physically better than they are, but for most of us, getting back to a good baseline of health is the goal. In our increasingly out of shape and older population, rehabilitation is the best thing to do.
Recently I introduced the three different general goals of fitness; rehabilitation, basic fitness and performance. Today we will discuss the first of these goals…rehabilitation. How many of us have been injured in the past? Probably everyone over the age of five can remember a significant injury. What do we normally do after the injury? Most people wait until the pain and swelling resolve, assume it has healed, and go on about their normal activities, never thinking about the injured part of their body until it is hurt again. Whether we are competitive or part time athletes, or just people who’ve had injuries and is not quite back to normal, everyone needs to know some basics about rehabilitation.