CrossFit has been my fitness salvation. I was amazed at how incredibly effective this exciting approach to exercise is. Everything about my fitness level improved over the first year, with CrossFit. My strength, flexibility and endurance were dramatically enhanced.
But my CrossFit obsession got the best of me and one morning, I woke up in serious pain. My left shoulder really hurt. I knew I needed to seek out rehabilitation, so I asked my circle for their recommendations.
I found out that Back & Body Medical, a widely respected pain relief and sports medicine clinic in Manhattan, had opened a facility in New Jersey. I was happy to hear this, as I’d heard so much enthusiastic feedback about this clinic. I knew that one of its doctors, David Perna, is a CrossFit athlete himself and an Ironman contender.
So, I found them online and called for an appointment.
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When I attended Back & Body for my consultation, I knew I’d found the right rehabilitation for Crossfit athletes near me in Springfield, NJ. I met with Dr. Perna and described my pain. He did a series of mobility tests to check the shoulder’s range of motion and then ran advanced diagnostics to discern the precise cause.
When I returned to talk about my results, Dr. Perna said I’d injured my rotator cuff. He recommended a combination of physical therapy and treatments informed by the practice of sports medicine. Because he’s a CrossFit athlete himself, he knew that being away from the gym was hard for me.
He also told me that returning to my CrossFit passion too quickly could mean making my injury worse. He said that the moderate exercises the team would prescribe to relieve my pain and heal the injury were my focus until I was advised differently.
Back & Body Medical made me feel like I had a dedicated team on my side that understood the challenges of CrossFit athletes like me. You can’t say about that every clinic out there. Additionally, the range of treatments available at Back & Body was huge.
In one convenient clinic, I found pain relief and rehabilitation for the CrossFit athlete near me in Springfield, NJ that’s amazingly effective.
On my way!
My shoulder is feeling way better and I’m on my way to getting back to CrossFit. Rehabilitation for the CrossFit athlete near me in Springfield, NJ was effective, supportive and a great experience, all around. I’m so pleased to find Back & Body’s superlative care in New Jersey.
Back & Body Medical’s team worked with me as an integrated resource to heal my injury, providing outstanding medical support that also gave me a better understanding of body mechanics.
I now know that I need to warm up more mindfully before getting down to business at the gym and cool down properly, after a workout. I won’t be messing up my shoulder again any time soon!
Contact Back & Body for award-winning care!