CrossFit has been a revelation in my personal fitness journey. I was dumbfounded at how effective this innovative approach to exercise is. Everything about my physical fitness improved over the first year, practicing CrossFit. My flexibility, strength and endurance were radically enhanced.
But my CrossFit passion got the best of me and one morning, I woke up in searing pain. My left shoulder was screaming. I knew I needed to find rehabilitation for my injury, so I asked around for recommendations.
I discovered that Back & Body Medical, a famous pain relief and sports medicine clinic in Manhattan, had opened a facility in New Jersey. I was excited to hear this, as I’d heard so much great feedback about this clinic. I knew that one of its doctors, David Perna, is a CrossFit athlete himself and an also, an Ironman contender.
So, I found them online and booked an appointment.
Support for wounded CrossFit warriors.
When I attended my consultation, I knew I’d found exceptional rehabilitation for CrossFit athletes near me in Garwood, NJ. I met with Dr. Perna and described the pain. He did some mobility tests to check my shoulder’s range of motion and then ran diagnostics to discern the exact cause of the pain.
When I went back to talk about my results, Dr. Perna said I’d hurt my rotator cuff. He recommended an integrated plan of physical therapy and modalities informed by the practice of sports medicine. Because he’s a CrossFit athlete himself, he knew that taking a rest from the gym was tough for me.
He also said that returning to my CrossFit obsession too quickly could mean making matters much worse. He said that the moderate exercises the team would prescribe to relieve my pain and help the injury heal were my focus until I was told otherwise.
Back & Body Medical made me feel like I had a committed team on my side that understood the challenges of CrossFit athletes like me. That’s certainly not the case with every clinic out there. The range of treatments available at Back & Body was comprehensive – another advantage.
Under one roof, I found pain relief and rehabilitation for the CrossFit athlete near me in Garwood, NJ that’s incredibly effective.
CrossFit, here I come!
My shoulder is way better and I’m on my way being sufficiently healed to return to CrossFit. Rehabilitation for the CrossFit athlete near me in Garwood, NJ was effective and a great experience, all around. I’m so thrilled to find Back & Body’s outstanding care in New Jersey.
Back & Body’s team worked with me as a multi-disciplinarian resource to heal my injury, giving me the exceptional medical support that also helped me to better understand body mechanics.
I know now that I need to warm up more thoroughly before getting down to it at the gym and cool down enough, after a workout. I won’t be hurting my shoulder again anytime soon!
Contact Back & Body for award-winning, world class care!