It is also not uncommon for military personnel to be told they have to wait weeks or longer than you would like for an approval before getting in to see a physical therapist on base - wasting precious time to return to soldier readiness.
Maybe you’re already receiving treatments on base and your problem is not getting any better with the current program you’re receiving and feel like you are wasting your time.
Or maybe you feel down because you are "stuck", wanting to get back, but feel lost or wondering if you will ever be able to get back to being ready to perform in the line of duty or staying active like you used to be.
It is not uncommon for people to think that when they are this frustrated to think "I don’t have another choice and if I ignore this, it will eventually go away on its own." It can be quite easy to think that there is no other way… Or that the injury, pain or stiffness you are experiencing is something you must live with... and that is just what happens as you get older. Maybe you have done nothing at all to hurt yourself (that you can recall) ... but it just isn't getting any better.
If any of these describe you, we want you to know that you are not alone... And we hear our clients talk about these "feelings", "thoughts", and “experiences” all the time.
On top of that, we have spent a combined 30 years in the orthopedic realm treating active military families who want to overcome an injury, maximize in sport or life… so they can continue doing all the things they love.
In fact, Lower Back Pain, Knee Pain, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Women’s Health Issues, Sport Injury, and post-surgery recovery are THE most common problems we see in our physical therapy clinic in Encinitas. We see people like this all the time and they all want the same thing!
And when it comes to living with an injury, everybody we see wants to know...