PROACTIVE VERSUS REACTIVE Part II
Part II examined why it is better to be proactive with your reset exercises. Part II is about execution. So, what is the best way to be proactive?
Most manual therapy techniques, reset exercises, or pain modulation exercises will allow relief that last between 5 minutes and 4 hours. Each patient is unique and must be assessed appropriately. If a patient has relief from their exercises for 2 hours, then the patient should be attempting to perform his exercises every two hours or less.
Provocative activities must be identified. When provocative activities have to be performed and/or modified, then they should be paired with your reset exercises to control and modulate the patient’s pain. Being proactive versus reactive is easily done through discussion problem solving and education; and can have a large impact on your patient’s pain levels.