Three reasons why managing sports injuries at Wise Health Solutions is your best option

Dr. Jack Wise 3 October, 2017

Though many enjoy being active and participating in pickup sports games, one of the few ills of being an athlete is dealing with and managing injuries after games and practices. Here are three reasons why managing sports injuries with Dr. Jack Wise right here in Fort Lauderdale is the best option for you.

Injuries don’t just ‘heal with time’

Typically when one is injured there is some amount of pain, discomfort, and mobility issue for a period of time.  In most cases, the pain and mobility issues accompanying the pain subside in a reasonable amount of time depending on the severity of the injury.  However, just because the pain is gone it is a fallacy to believe that the injury has ‘healed with time’, without there being a proper correction to the nervous system after the injury.  The body has simply compensated to get you out of that particular pain because the brain does not like being in a state of chronic pain.  The unfortunate part is that the glitch to the nervous system is still there, which sets one up for a cascade of other injuries that may be seemingly unrelated to the outside observer.  Upon clinical examination of an old injury that hasn’t been properly treated we will find that even though the pain may have subsided, there is still a tremendous amount of nervous system dysfunction in that area including motor and sensory nerve dysfunction which will ultimately lead to another injury and over time will lead to the degeneration of the surrounding joints.

Holistic Individualized Care

Every individual at Wise Health Solutions gets a customized treatment and treatment plan based on your specific needs and not a treatment based on your injured body part or your diagnosis.  We don’t do protocols here at Wise Health Solutions as they are only beneficial a small percentage of the time.  Protocols are a perfect fit for orthodox Western Medicine, however, it does not apply to the natural healing arts.  In other words, ten low back pain patients could have ten different treatments based on all of the factors leading to the back pain.  In most chronic low back pain cases, there are a multitude of issues leading to the pain, including sensory nerve and receptor dysfunction, metabolic dysfunction in the GI tract, reproductive organs, kidneys, changes in brain function at the cortical and subcortical levels, motor output dysfunction, emotional stress response, and biopsychosocial factors.  All of these factors must be properly evaluated and addressed for the best possible outcomes.

Order of Correction is critical

After an injury occurs the order in which the therapies are implemented is critical to the outcome.  In traditional Physical Therapy, movement exercises are typically implemented first.  However, for most injuries, movements therapies are typically implemented last.  Sensory dysfunction is what typically needs to be addressed first to facilitate or ‘turn on’ a muscle before we start exercising it.  After that, especially in chronic injuries and dysfunction, we have to hard wire that area back with the brain and this is not done with movement therapies as it is not effective in attaining the ‘hardwiring’ effect.  In fact, if an area is exercised before it has been facilitated or ‘turned on’ then you can actually cause more damage to that area when rehabilitating it with traditional Physical Therapy.