Self-Care Homework
Therapeutic Epsom Salts Bath Protocol
26th Mar 2011Posted in: Self-Care Homework

WHY SOAK IN AN EPSOM SALTS BATH? Epsom Salts Baths have been shown to speed recovery by up to a third of the expected timeframe, ie:  a 3 week injury is healed in 2 weeks.  When Epsom Salts are used in the correct ratio in the tub the ionization of the water changes, causing the […]

Ice Protocol
26th Mar 2011Posted in: Self-Care Homework

WHY ICE? When an injury occurs, the body naturally responds with an influx of various fluids which creates inflammation or congestion.  Think of how your lungs feel when you are congested with mucous when you have a common cold:  Breathing is labored and it is difficult to expel the thick fluid.  This is similar in […]

Stretch Protocol
26th Mar 2011Posted in: Self-Care Homework

RULES FOR REHABILITATIVE STRETCHING Hold the stretch for 20 seconds. Repeat the stretch 3 times on both sides of your body. It is safe to stretch daily or several times a day, provided you are not in pain when you stretch. It is best to stretch after a light 10 minute warm up or after […]

Strength Protocol
26th Mar 2011Posted in: Self-Care Homework

RULES FOR REHABILITATIVE  STRENGTHENING FREQUENCY: Be sure to take two days off between exercise sessions on the same body part, ie: Day 1, Day 4, Day 7, Day 10, etc. DAYS OFF BETWEEN WORK OUTS: These days off between excercise days are VERY IMPORTANT recovery days.  Eliminating these days may slow your rehabilitation and impede […]

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