When you have reached the point in your treatment plan where you have achieved the goals that you set out initially - usually calmed down the pain and returned to activities that you love. Supportive care is the phase when we can aim to maintain health for long-term stability. This is where you are in better balance, have better function and both your body and your mind are stronger. You have robust coping strategies and are resilient to stresses on your system. We love it when our patients reach this stage, as it is a journey they have taken and given commitment to their own health and wellbeing.
In this phase you should be actively progressing the exercises that were given to you in the amber phase and looking to return to any sporting and leisure activities that you may have set aside when you injured yourself.
The occasional zing and zap along the way is normal. Agood rule of thumb is that if a flare up lasts longer than 24 hours and you are not able to manage and reduce the pain on your own give us a call and we will always be happy to help.