How An Injury Can Grow Into Larger Health Problems (And How to Avoid It)

March 5, 2024

“Once I injured my knee five years ago, things snowballed and I couldn’t get back on track.”

“When I hurt my back last year, I figured that this whole exercise thing wasn’t for me. Now I haven’t worked out in a year.”

Maybe this is you or someone you know. In the physical therapy & fitness spaces, we see it far too often. When someone experiences a physical injury that leads to prolonged inactivity, it puts that person at a higher risk of experiencing health risks related to things like blood pressure & cholesterol levels and and metabolic health.

This improper management of a physical condition has the potential for serious health consequences. 

The good news is, with a proper rehab plan, we can protect these aspects of our health and actually increase our bodies’ physical capabilities as well as the health of our heart, lungs, and other vital internal processes. 

This concept is at the core of what we do at More Than Movement.

Our golden rules are:

  1. Something is better than nothing. After sustaining an injury, continue to move the unaffected areas of your body.
  2. Create a plan. Whether that’s working with a physical therapist or trainer, develop a plan to rehab the affected area while strengthening the rest of the body.
  3. Progress your rehab & training to match the activities you wish to get back to doing.
  4. Continue a sustainable fitness plan and stay on the move.

Don’t let an orthopedic issue become a metabolic issue.

If you’re ready to take charge of your health, schedule a call with one of our physical therapists to create a plan forward.

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