On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.
In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, the challenges and opportunities of rehab are explored. The mental and physical challenges, the mindset, the ups and downs, setting and achieving goals, the soreness: there is much in common with standard hard training.
CrossFit’s approach to rehab is the return to functionality (to whatever degree possible). What are you doing outside the gym and what do you want to be doing outside the gym? We use our broad spectrum of functional movements, scaled and/or modified (or not), to bring back competency in normal movement. The revenge side is gaining something you’d not have found without the injury.