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Overcoming Injury Limitations - Recovering Your Strength and Mobility…

Updated: Apr 22

Injury and limitation: Are they the same thing? And how can you speed up recovery?

Types of injury trauma and limitations

Maybe you have had an injury, a trip, a fall, and depending on the degree of impact or trauma caused to that area, the injury might limit how you use that limb/part of the body. You might have suffered more than one injury - whiplash in the neck and shoulder in addition to the injured limb when you fell. Perhaps you've broken something and had to have it in plaster or pinned whilst the body is going through the recuperation process. So yes, whilst overcoming an injury, there is a limitation in terms of what you are able to do and the body will likely have to compensate for a while in some way.

What's important to overcoming an injury?

Whether you're recovering from an injury or rehabilitating over a surgery the key to a speedy recovery, is to LISTEN to the body. In fact, regardless of injury it's so important to listen to your body at all times. It's always giving you clues about its state of wellbeing, giving you early warning signs that something is amiss that you can pick up BEFORE you suffer from injury or illness.

I say it all the time whether I'm doing exercise classes or during a Kinesiology session or massage:

LISTEN to your body. What is it telling you?

As an Integrated Health Practitioner, I use my hands and eyes to "listen" when I'm doing Kinesiology (muscle testing) or massaging. I'm looking to see what's going on with your alignment, the relationship between all the different areas of the body when you're moving that arm, when you're moving that limb. Looking or a point where the body is either compensating or more bits are moving than need to.

So, how do we support the body in recovery?

When overcoming injury, it's those simple life basics that will help to speed up the process:

  • Are you fed?

  • Are you hydrated?

  • Have you slept?

  • How many other stressors in your life?

  • Are there any blood sugar imbalances?

  • Where are you in the healing/recovery journey?

  • What are you doing to support that area of the body?

All of these are important. You must be able to listen to, understand, and then adapt and adjust to support your body, when you need to.

Are you listening to your body?

If you need help with your recovery and want to move better, feel free, book a session at my Wells or Somerton Studios:

You can even have a FREE 15 min initial enquiry with me via Zoom to see how I can help you.


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