An acute injury is an injury to one’s anatomy that occurs suddenly. Acute injuries can range on their level of severity, with some causing tearing of soft tissues and/ or fractures of bony structures.
We prioritize any suspicion of tearing or fractures with necessary imaging and orthopedic evaluation.
It is important to realize that acute injuries trigger a healing response involving an inflammatory cycle/ tissue repair cycle/ and in most cases a neurological cascade of compensatory movement. For example, if you injure your ankle, you will begin to limp. The limp is not conscious, but rather a subconscious activity directed by your CNS.
A key in expediting recovery is addressing the baseline neurological movement change in combination with tissue healing at the same time. This will regularly speed a safe recovery by 50% and is ideal for the performance based athlete.
If you recently experienced an acute injury and would like to discuss your case, please contact us.