For example; a strained ankel or sprained hamstring, etc… It is usually okay to start manual therapy within a few days to a week of the injury (depending on the severity of the injury) and the sooner you start the rehabilitation process the faster you heal. For serious injuries a Doctor’s approval is recommended prior to bodywork of any kind.
When you have an acute or recent injury the rest of your body compensates to try to protect itself from more pain, and to help heal the injury. This is both good and bad. The benefit of swelling and inflammation is the increased blood flow to the area, and a natural splinting mechanism. However our bodies tend to exceed the helpful limits of inflammation, which causes pain and compensation from the rest of the body. For example; a strained ankle will swell up and cause pain which leads to limping, which may lead to hip and low back pain on both sides of the body, not just the injured side!
My treatments focus on the body as a whole and address all the issues that may be associated with any injury to restore optimal function.
About Body Wellness
Body Wellness and Scott Japhet's practice focuses on injury rehabilitation, postural imbalance corrections, chronic pain syndromes, athletic performance maintenance, and general well-being.