Joining The Gym : Finding Your Why
With over 10 million gym memberships held in the UK lots of people are enjoying the benefits.
Many people join the gym for various reasons to keep fit and healthy, to get in shape for holiday seasons, to help manage their weight over the year, to help improve body image, to build muscle and tone, or to help performance in another sport. Some even just want to look good naked!
The Impact Of An Injury
You might pick up a strain at the gym or out and about and think it means stopping your training altogether.
It can be daunting trying to understand how your usual workout will be affected by an injury and frustrating that a pain in one small place has put a stop to all forms of exercise. Or it might be that frustrating elbow or shoulder problem is stopping you from lifting at the same intensity as you have been. The quality of your workouts have been declining for weeks and now all your hard work is being undone. The frustration is real. You just want to get back to enjoying the buzz of have a good weights session, a class with full intensity the satisfaction of a workout completed. You just want to be proud of yourself again. We understand. Going to the gym can become a drug (in a good way).
Physiotherapy And Your Gym Membership Working Together
While rest can be important and necessary, it is not the solution, won’t help you complete your recovery and won’t help keep the chances of re-injury low.
Being in the gym is, we believe, the best place to recover, maintain fitness and continue to prevent injury. Thats why we have partnered with local gyms such as Anytime Fitness in Clarkston and Inverclyde in Largs.
We often encourage people to join the gym as part of their rehab, but only if they are comfortable in this environment. If you prefer home based we can do that as well.
How We Solve The Problem
If you are working with a personal trainer we will keep them informed and communicate clearly with them at each stage of your rehab to ensure you have a plan that gets the results you deserve.
Once you are pain free and regaining strength your injury prevention plan can also become part of your regular exercise programme.
There is plenty you can still be doing safely. It’s not all or nothing. We will clearly outline to you what exercises you can do to help your injury recover and achieve your fitness goals.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
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