Injury Recovery Plan (IRP)
With Peak Performance Sports Therapy IRPs, you will receive custom plans to heal, strengthen and protect your specific injury. The ideal candidate is someone who truly wants to get well, and actively works to achieve that goal. Considering my experience and research, I believe the relief of your pain occurs by participating in four phases of rehabilitation, outlined in the following paragraphs.
First, I will focus on normalizing the soft tissue. I have found that over 75 percent of a person’s pain and discomfort comes from undiscovered trigger points. By locating and releasing these trigger points, I will effectively address the source of your pain. In addition, I will seek to normalize adhesions and internal scar tissue, which can be a result of a number of things, including traumatic injury, an accident, surgery, or a cumulative injury cycle.
The second phase of your rehabilitation involves stretching. This is where many people find physical therapists and rehabilitation experts to help relieve pain or aid in recovery from an accident or surgery. However, without the simultaneous aid of a skilled manual therapist (one who is using Active Release Techniques, NeuroMuscular Therapy, and releasing your trigger points) the stretching falls flat.
The third phase of your rehabilitation is strengthening. Again, many physical and rehabilitation therapists will focus on strengthening; however, it is fruitless unless combined with effectively normalizing your soft tissue. Unfortunately, just stretching and strengthening acts as an effective bandaid for your injured area: temporary relief which will resurface as a greater ache or more pervasive issue in the future.
In the final and fourth phase of rehabilitation, you return to normal activity. By continuing to integrate the first three phases of rehabilitation, you will achieve full motion in your activities and sports endeavors, without pain, discomfort or physical limitation. In completing this rehabilitation cycle, we are strengthening your long-term muscular and fascial compensation patterns, which helps prevent future injury.
Cumulative Injury Cycles occur when your posture, your muscular imbalances or a repetitive stress syndrome causes micro tears in your muscles and fascia, resulting in a natural healing cycle: injury leads to inflammation, which leads to adhesions and scar tissue, which helps splint and heal the injured area or tissue. This would be OK if the resultant scar tissue and adhesions disappeared after the damaged tissue heals. But because it remains, the long-term effects of this scar tissue silently wreaks havoc on your posture and your alignment, creating muscular compensation patterns that are a key cause of all the hip, knee and shoulder replacements and an increased amount of spine surgeries; many of which could be prevented by normalizing soft tissue [trigger points], normalizing adhesions and internal scar tissue.)