Rehabilitation of overuse injuries requires the health care professional to understand normal and common pathologic mechanics of the patient's sport or physical activity. Evaluation of the total mechanics of the body, not just the local area presenting with discomfort, is important. The cause of the presenting injury can be a dysfunction at a distant site. Rest and supportive devices are helpful in allowing the athlete to return to a normal activity level. A progressive reconditioning program needs to address strength and flexibility issues and endurance and eccentric exercises.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Clinics in Sports Medicine|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation