Recovering from an injury – A guide to mental and physical well-being

Sometimes the best way of recovering from an injury can be a positive attitude, it’s proven that having the right mentality will put you in good shape for physical recovery. Looking at the two separately it’s easy to see that they go well hand in hand to support each other. For instance, if you exercise regularly your body will produce endorphins which improve your mood. From a mental point of view it’s scientifically proven that a positive thought process leads to better cell regeneration and generally better physical health.


Injuries vary in severity, from a broken toe which might slow you down temporarily through to a much more traumatic injury which might require you to learn to walk again. Whatever your injury, you will tackle the challenges ahead easier with a positive outlook and an understanding of your limits.

Firstly you should make sure you protect the area that is injured, you may have a bandage which is replaced regularly, or perhaps a plaster cast. Depending on how your injury restricts you, then you may find that swimming is a good option for your recovery, allowing you to have some gentle exercise along with recovery time. For those in a cast, our cast covers provide complete protection for your cast and enable you to dive into the water without the risk of your wound or the surrounding areas becoming wet.

Physical well-being

Exercise is a great option to help your recovery, the important thing to consider is that no matter how bad your injury there is usually at least a few simple exercises you can do. These could be limited to some stretches to ensure your muscles are being constantly used, through to other more complex routines such as treadmills or exercise bikes.

There is usually two types of physical exercises to do when you are recovering from an injury, those that help your bones and skeleton which can include your spine and joints and those that improve your muscle strength. Many muscle related exercises are good practice to carry out as they will ensure your muscles don’t lose strength due to lack of use, which can make your recovery more difficult.

If you are in need of some more information about exercises that will help to improve your condition, the best professional to speak to would be a physiotherapist. These professionals will be able to give you a better insight to what you can do for your condition in particular. It’s important not to over do it but the more commitment you can give to your recovery the better. That’s where a positive attitude and a willingness to better your situation comes in handy.