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Injuries don’t happen in an “expected” manner. Accidents or deliberate assaults produce injury. Even the most healthy person in the world can become quadriplegic in an automobile crash. However, what many don’t realize is that the level of recovery a person can experience may be higher than associated medical prognoses.
Doctors are going to say that the worst-case scenario is your best hope as a means of hedging their bets. Remember: doctors are just body mechanics. Mechanics know the limitations of vehicles, but they don’t know how you drive, where you go, or your own acumen in terms of repair. So when they say something, it’s an educated guess.
Doctors Help Fix People, They Can’t See The Future
Doctors don’t know the future. They don’t know about future health discoveries. They don’t know about future relationships. They don’t know about metaphysical breakthroughs. What they know is essentially formulaic. It’s A plus B equals C. They give you the best information based on the data they have, but there’s no way they can have all the data.
This means it’s possible for you to reach higher plateaus of recovery than you thought possible, provided you’re diligent to pursue activities which are properly therapeutic to your body. This goes for your injured family members as well. There are certainly some physical therapy techniques worth taking into account in this regard; here are ten you might look into.
There are also specialists that could be worth looking into even if they’re not necessarily located near where you happen to be. For example, if you have someone in your family that’s had a terrible injury to their ankle, toes, or the bones of their feet, you might look up this foot surgeon in Monroe.
Something else you might do is a plan for high-risk family members. Say you’ve got a son who plays hockey or football. He could be on the team from the time he’s ten years old until the time he’s twenty-two, and never injure himself. Or, he could step out onto the ice in his skates for the first time, slip, stumble into another young skater, and get the blade of a skate to the leg.
If you’re going to be in a sport, or someone in your family is going to be in a sport, it’s very smart to have some sort of specialist readily available; or at least know where local treatment centers are. These groups will know more about injuries related to sports, and how to expedite recovery than most general healthcare operations are likely to.
Also, depending on where you are, there may be multiple injury therapy options available. Hopefully, there’s some local competition, as this could result in better rates for healthcare options—that will depend on the region. If you’re in Oregon, this center for sports injury treatment in Portland has options; but there may be Seattle options just north of you, too.
That said, it’s almost always better to go with proximal options than those which are further away. If you or a family member gets injured while playing sports, would you rather have to drive them four-odd hours north, or find a practitioner in your backyard?
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Lastly, when it comes to helping a family member with an injury, you’ve got to remember that they’re not in their most sound frame of mind, even if they seem to be. It’s like having a cold. The best you can be when you’ve got a head cold will never be the “100%” vitality you can achieve when healthy. Injuries are the same way.
So treat whoever has been injured carefully, and take what they say with a grain of salt. The emotional impact of an injury can result in anger or depression that’s out of balance with your injured family member’s normal homeostasis. You can’t hold that against them! Healing takes time, but eventually a new normal will be attained.