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A Message From Joe Terrill, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, TPI-M2-F2, GFS, MFDc, Owner and Operator of Driven Golf Performance & Sports Physical Therapy

If you’ve just had a sports injury, or have been suffering from one for some time, it can be very easy to dismiss it as “nothing serious” and simply “put up with it,” carrying on as best you can.

Or it’s easy to become discouraged and feel “stuck,” wondering if you’ll ever be able to return to sports or staying active as you used to…

If this is occurring to you, know that you are not alone; we see this all the time. In fact, regardless of the season, we encounter patients in our Central Valley physio clinics who have sustained an injury from sports or activity.

Normally, doctors and medical experts will simply counsel patients to “relax” or to discontinue the activity. This, in our opinion, is ludicrous and actually causes more harm while raising your chance of future injuries. This is because while we relax, our muscles atrophy and weaken! It explains why so many people suffering from a sports injury wonder:

“It’s Been Months - Why Am I Still Suffering From an Injury That Prevents Me From Being Active and Playing My Favorite Sport?”

Most individuals believe that if they have a sports injury, they will be able to return to their sport or exercise after a few days of recuperation. When they return to activity, though, they are still restricted – sometimes even more so than when it originally appeared. When you relax, you may experience little or no pain; nevertheless, as soon as you resume your activities, the agony returns, and no amount of rest seems to help.

Does That Description Fit You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our Physical Therapy Clinic is when clients go to the Doctor, and the Doctor advises them they need to take a break, rest, wear a support and “try some painkillers” to “see how it goes”. Then, four weeks later, they return to the same Doctor since the injury hasn’t improved, only to be given MORE rest and ANOTHER prescription for even stronger drugs.

The issue is that when it comes to sports injuries such as hamstring strains, ankle sprains, and runner’s knee, full rest is rarely the best recommendation.

So you’re probably confused and frustrated since you’ve been told various things by various people. Perhaps you believe you have a back condition, but it is actually a hip problem.

Sports injuries may be highly perplexing because, more often than not, the source of the pain is not the place that needs to be repaired or worked on, and if you rest for too long, other portions of the body become just as, if not more difficult!

This ambiguity about “resting” frequently encourages people to procrastinate and postpone making a decision on what to do to help repair their injury and return to exercise. Worse, many people simply accept that “their days of being active are over,” as if it’s normal or “had” to be that way.

Is It Also How You Feel?

Here Are Seven Additional Reasons Why Your Sports Injury May Be Lingering Longer Than It Should:

1. You expected it to go away on its own, but it didn’t.

2. You went to the doctor, who advised you to rest, wear a brace, and take pain relievers – but the drugs did little to assist, and as soon as they worn off, you were back in agony.

3. You just accepted it because a family member or acquaintance told you that everyone gets more prone to sports injuries as they get older.

4. You had previously sought assistance from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physio, but nothing they said or did appeared to help.

5. You’ve tried heating pads, ice, and athletic supports, but they’ve done nothing to alleviate your pain or allow you to return to activity with ease.

6. You thought resting would be a good idea because you were experiencing a lot of pain, but it still irritates you on a daily basis.

7. You opted to have a couple “sports massages” in the hopes that they would relieve your discomfort, but all they did was make you feel a little ‘painful’ or relaxing,’ and did nothing to help your injury in the long run.

If any of these things have happened to you, we would love to assist you by encouraging you to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists to find out what may be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things is actually a GOOD THING since knowing what doesn’t work brings you closer to discovering what does!

If you want to obtain some serious guidance over the phone, use the link below to book a call with us. The phone call is free, and there is no need to make appointments with us following the conversation. Our goal is to assist you in making the best decision about what to do next.

So, here are four things you can do:

1. You must make a decision regarding seeking assistance – Many people postpone for lengthy periods of time, believing that the pain will simply fade away with time. Then, six months later, they’re still putting up with it, and nothing has changed. Or it worsens, and they continue to refrain from participating in sports or exercising totally.

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – one of the best things you can do to help you recover quickly and safely from an injury is to do the right series of progressed exercises – the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, allow you to move freely, and return to sports quickly – and ensure that the problems don’t reoccur anytime soon.

3. Avoid “too much rest” – while relaxation is an important part of the healing process, getting too much rest will not help you recover faster. Many people feel that healing entails complete abstinence from activity. However, in order for an injury to heal, blood flow is required, which rest prohibits. It would be extremely beneficial if you were given suitable rehabilitation and strengthening exercises, as well as hands-on treatment, to help you go back to being active and healthy as soon as possible.

4. Get actual, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy has been shown to help those who have suffered sports injuries. In fact, at Driven Golf Performance & Sports Physical Therapy, we assist people in recovering from sports injuries throughout the year. If your injury prevents you from participating in sports and staying active, if it interferes with your job, or if it threatens your independence and prevents you from spending quality time with family and friends, Physical Therapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about how the Driven Golf Performance & Sports Physical Therapy clinics in Central Valley can help you get back to being active as soon as possible and safely, we invite you to start with a fully free, no-obligation, risk-free session at one of our clinics.

Note: We offer this free Total Body Diagnostic session to anyone who are scared or suspicious about Physical Therapy, unsure of its benefits or if it is suited for them. If this describes you, please begin with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can work with you to determine what is wrong and what can be done – with no financial risk to you.

The Following Question Is…

“How Can Choosing Driven Golf Performance & Sports Physical Therapy’s Physical Therapists Help You Get Rid of Your Sports Injury Permanently?”

Basically, the physical therapists at Driven Golf Performance & Sports Physical Therapy can assist you in returning to your favorite forms of activity and to a life free from unpleasant and stressful sports injuries.

Click the button below and fill out the short form to learn how much it costs and what availability we have at our clinics in Central Valley.

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Driven Golf Performance & Sports Physical Therapy In The Central Valley

5+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Monica P.


I was suffering from 6 months of off and on excruciating nerve pain in my lower back, right side. After just 2 sessions, the pain was gone. Dr. Joe actually chose the winning exercise in our first session. He also gave me doable exercises for core strengthening to help with general back ache. I highly recommend him.

- Shawna M.


My son had an elbow fracture from a Baseball injury and we completed all our physical therapy with Joe. He was amazing. His expertise in sports medicine rehab was exponential. His approach to his patient care is personal and he is fully invested on getting the best outcome for the present and future of the Athlete. We highly recommend them for any rehab, sports performance needs.