Jake Locker, the quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, is recovering smoothly from a Lisfranc injury suffered last November. Locker claims that rehabilitation from his surgery is ahead of schedule, and Coach Ken Whisenhunt is optimistic that Locker might be able to start practicing with the team as early as May.
“We’ve been able to do some things the last couple of weeks that we didn’t think we’d be able to this quick, and hopefully, we’ll be able to continue that kind of trend,” Locker said. “It could be even earlier than what we think.”
While eager to put Locker back on the field, Coach Whisenhunt understands the importance of caution in the rehabilitation process. “Jake is a guy who is going to work hard and push it, which is an important part of rehab, but there’s a fine line and we just have to make sure we’re conservative on that,” Whisenhunt said.
If you or anyone you know requires rehabilitation from a recent injury, consult a podiatrist Dr. Alan J. Discont of Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC. Dr. Discont willadvise you on how best to proceed with your recovery and prevent further damage.
Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes
Injured athletes are always looking for ways to speed up their recoveries and return to the field. Podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted to help with the rehabilitation process, ensuring that the athlete work through the injury in a safe, smart way that won’t cause additional harm. Rehabilitation often requires a lot of discipline and hard work, but is necessary to heal the injury and prevent it from coming back.
Physical Therapy Gives Hope
Physical therapy helps keep athletes as active as they can be without putting excessive stress on the injury, which prepares them to return to the field once they become healed. Physical therapy often gives athletes hope. However, in cases of serious injury the athlete may never be able to return to the game. Still, this does not mean it is the end of the road because there is always hope to get better. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible to enhance the likelihood for a full recovery.
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