Are you tired of slow recovery after a SLAP tear? Listen up, we've got a story you won't want to miss. Rad and I both fully healed our SLAP tears and rotator cuff injuries without going under the knife.
We didn't do it alone; our journey involved the expertise of top-tier sports physio, Phil White. Together, we’ve turned our painful experiences into a game-changer for shoulder injury recovery around the globe.
Luckily, you can get the lessons without the scars …
In our latest podcast episode available on Youtube, you'll hear firsthand accounts, like Karina's. She battled rotator cuff pain for years with zero luck. Then she found us. Now? She's pain-free and stronger than ever. So, if you're dragging your feet with SLAP tear recovery, this podcast is your wake-up call.
Understanding Active and Passive Structures: What are they and why should we know about them?
Active structures in our body are muscles. They help us move and keep our shape. Passive structures are things like tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. They help hold bones together but don't move on their own. Knowing how these work together helps you get strong and stay healthy.
Importance in Injury Prevention
Active and passive structures need to be in balance. Let's say your muscles are strong but your tendons are weak. That's a setup for injury. Phil White, a sports physio, says that many injuries come from not giving equal attention to these two kinds of structures. He suggests a holistic approach. This includes building muscle and also caring for tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
Anatomy Deep Dive
Tendons connect muscle to bone. Ligaments connect bone to bone. Cartilage acts as a cushion between bones. When you get an injury like a SLAP tear, it's often because one of these passive structures was not up to the task of supporting the active ones. Yani opted out of surgery for his SLAP tear by focusing on strengthening the framework around the injury.
- Whole-Body Workouts: Exercise your whole body, not just one part. This way, all your active and passive structures get stronger together.
- Dynamic Stretching: Before heavy lifting or sports, do dynamic stretches. This prepares your muscles and the supporting structures.
- Consistent Training: Follow a program that progressively adds more weight or reps over time. This approach was key for Yani's recovery.
- Get Professional Help: Like Yani, consider getting multiple opinions if surgery is suggested. He consulted four surgeons before deciding on a more natural approach to healing.
- Importance of Rehab: Yani's story emphasizes that it's not just surgery that heals you, but the work you do before and after. At Unity Gym, we focus on building a balanced, strong body that can support itself through life's ups and downs.
The Bigger Picture
Even if you haven't suffered a SLAP tear, this info is gold. Why? Because focusing on the harmony between active and passive structures can help you avoid injuries in the future. If you're into sports or just love being active, knowing this stuff sets you up for long-term success. Even Phil White agrees that exercise should be a cornerstone in any health journey.
Injuries like SLAP tears are more than a pain in the shoulder; they're a wake-up call for total body health. By understanding active and passive structures, you’re taking a huge step in keeping your body resilient and ready for anything. So stop dreading those long recovery periods. Turn your attention to balanced, whole-body health, and let's get you back to enjoying life's precious moments.
You've heard our stories and those of our clients. Now, it's your turn. At Unity Gym, we've been blessed with top sports physios right at our training ground. This isn't just luck; it's a chance to learn from the best and share that wisdom with you.
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