Gray Cook's latest post is how the three R's (Reset, Reinforce, Reload) are essential to rehabilitation. The first issue discussed is differentiating between chemical and mechanical problems. From Cook's perspective, chemical/inflammatory limitations are not appropriate for many interventions due to things like muscle inhibition (this is a debatable topic as the use of exercise during inflammation can potentially be beneficial). The first R, Rescue, indicates more passive techniques such as manual therapy to restore normal mobility. Reinforce can be accomplished either through protection or correction - protect with braces/orthotics/stopping destructive behaviors or correct with taping or corrective exercises. Reload is based upon therapeutic exercises when we build upon the changes that we made. Cook also includes an audio clip that explains this information further. Check out his post for more information.
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