Short Answer: It depends
Some patients love to train or go to the gym straight after coming in for their appointment, they feel better, they are moving better, and everything is firing. I say go for it
Other patients like to take the day off training let their body interpret the change, rest up and recover
Most of the time I make a recommendation to the patient on the day when asked
It depends on the injury and what’s going on for you. There is no firm rule on this one
Listen to your body and as I always say – Don’t be a meat head, modify your load
If you have a shoulder niggle and go to the gym for a heavy bench – Probs not a good idea #meathead
If we a rehabbing a long term more chronic injury during your appointments you will be given guidelines, warm up, prehab and activation exercises to help assist your recovery and return to function or sport.
You should have a clear plan ahead with exercises that are being slowly progressed as you start to feel better
Sitting around is generally just going to make things worse and stiffen you up!