When I discovered CrossFit, I realized I’d stumbled upon hidden treasure. While CrossFit isn’t really hidden, I was surprised at how effective this way of exercising is. Every aspect of my fitness improved over my first year in CrossFit. My flexibility, endurance and strength had never been better.
But my enthusiasm got the best of me and one day, I woke up with a painful right shoulder. I knew the right thing to do was to seek out rehabilitation of the injury, so I asked around.
I found out that Back & Body Medical, a famous pain relief and sports medicine clinic in Manhattan, had brought its award-winning model to New Jersey. I was excited to hear this, as I’d heard so many good things about this facility. I knew that one of its clinicians, David Perna, is a CrossFit athlete himself, for example.
So, I looked them up online and scheduled an appointment.
The wounded warrior’s best friend.
When I went to Back & Body for my initial consultation, I knew I’d come to the right place. I met with Dr. Perna and described the problem. He did a series of mobility tests to check my range of motion and then ran some key diagnostics to pinpoint the problem.
When I returned to talk about my results, he told me I’d injured my rotator cuff and that therapy was in order. He suggested a complex of physical therapy and treatments under the discipline of sports medicine. Because he’s a CrossFit athlete, he understood that being benched was tough for me.
At the same time, he made it clear to me that returning to my CrossFit passion too quickly could mean making matters worse. He also told me that the gentle exercises the team would prescribe to relieve my pain and work through the injury should be my focus until I was advised to the contrary.
At Back & Body, I really felt like I had someone on my side who understood the challenges of Crossfit athletes like me. That’s not something you can say about every clinic out there. What’s more, the range of care available at Back & Body was incredible. In one clinic, I found pain relief and rehabilitation for the CrossFit athlete near me in Summit, NJ that’s extremely effective.
My shoulder is returning to normal function and I’m almost ready to get back to CrossFit. Rehabilitation for the CrossFit athlete near me in Summit, NJ was effective, supportive and a pleasure. I’m so glad Back & Body’s award-winning care is now in New Jersey.
The Back & Body team helped me heal my injury, offering expert medical help that also helped me gain a better understanding of body mechanics. I now know that I need to prepare myself more carefully before getting started at the gym and cool down properly, after a workout. I won’t be doing my shoulder in again anytime soon!
Contact Back & Body for excellent care!