Laying the foundation
Taking care of yourself after an injury is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When
building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were
ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are
three general phases of your recovery.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Treatment will depend on the severity of your complaint.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent further injury. This phase of care is specific to the individual and
often requires a more specific treatment plan.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to maintain a consistent exercise program and a continued healthy lifestyle.