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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Rehab Exercises

Sometimes we get exercises from our chiropractor, physiotherapist, RMT, or personal trainer and think why the heck am I doing this? I don’t ‘feel’ anything, it seems too easy and I don’t feel like I’m getting any stronger.

 

BUT these therapists aren’t giving you these exercises to waste your time, these exercises are actually super important for your rehab!

 

In today you’ll learn what “greasing the groove” means and how it can help you recover movement the fastest way possible.

 

Usually we end up with chronic issues because we injured some part of ourselves and to make sure we don’t aggravate that problem our brain tells us to change how we move. This happens and we aren’t even aware of it! Our body is so good at adapting that we keep moving in this way even after our injury has healed.

 

Unfortunately, because our body isn’t meant to move that way, this adapted pattern can cause even more issues and pain in other areas.     The only way to fix these patterns are by retraining the brain which is where those ‘easy’ rehab exercises come in!

 

Like Dr. Rob mentions in the video doing these exercises over and over throughout the day is the best way to train your brain to talk to your muscles the way they should!

 

So next time you get a rehab exercise from your therapist think about how you can grease the groove and train your brain!

 

Let us know if you use this concept to learn a one armed pushup as a cool party trick!

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  1. Kim Morouney says
    Mar 18, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Over the past couple of years, Rob, Bryan and Andrew have all suggested I do the bird-dog regularly. I FINALLY committed to doing this exercise every single day. After a couple of months -- big surprise! Less back pain, less hip pain, fewer injuries. Thanks for explaining why doing this 3 or 4 days in a row didn't feel like it was working... I haven't mastered the one-armed pushup. Yet.

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