This week I came across three athletes who were so busy taking care of their injuries, that they forgot about the athlete within, and it made me very sad.
These first two are High school aged football players who are currently not playing:
1: I can't run more then a lap since my shoulder surgery, and my legs are jelly. Fall season will be hard when I get back.
2: Ever since I hurt my shoulder 2 years ago, I haven't done squats because I can't put the bar on my shoulder.
This one came from a friend of mine who desperately would like to return to daily activity:
3: My doctor told me to rest until my carpal tunnel starts to get better.
This individual interpreted the instructions as total body rest, and despite receiving treatment for her wrist, has never asked about a total body rehabilitation program!