You’ve probably heard how rest is important for injury recovery. Beyond moving around less and cutting back on exercise, people often fail to think about the importance of sleep as part of the recovery process.
The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body, so it’s not surprising that when it flares up, it feels intense.
I’m a mom of two active boys who love soccer. They’ve been playing since they were five years old. As a former athlete and a physical therapist, I know how important it is to give your body time to rest and recover from overuse of the muscles and joints. When my kids came to me and said they wanted to take a break this season, I understood.
We live in the era of Crossfit, Zumba and P90X. It can often feel like you have to endure a breathless, intense, fast-moving, punishing workout to see results.
It’s not always easy getting back to normal.