Exercise and Rehab Therapy:
Exercise and rehabilitation play an integral part in everyone’s recovery from pain or injury. The primary goals are to help you recover faster, prevent re-injury and develop resilience. We want to get you back in the game.
Rehabilitation exercise aims to bring back full function following injury through restoring muscle strength, endurance, power, and improving flexibility. Our physiotherapists achieve these results by carefully selecting and planning various exercises and drills for each client.
Rehabilitation is as important as treatment following any injury but is often forgotten. It is really important to understand that injuries will improve and heal more successfully if an exercise plan is followed. However, every person responds differently and healing times will vary.
The main thing to remember is that prevention is better than cure and a good, well thought out rehabilitation plan will help keep injuries at bay.
How it works
Rehabilitation exercises should begin as soon as possible after the acute phase which is typically around 72 hours. Exercises should be pain free with a few rare exceptions. There are three different stages within rehabilitation that are important to stick to if returning to pain-free daily life and/or sporting activities:
- Early stage rehabilitation: gentle exercise allowing for the damaged tissue to heal.
- Mid stage rehabilitation: progressive loading to the muscles, tendons, bones or ligaments. This develops tensile strength producing a healed tissue that will be able to withstand the stresses and strains of everyday life and exercise.
- Late stage rehabilitation: functional exercises and drills to improve your strength, flexibility and stamina, and to stress the new tissues to ensure the body is ready for pain-free daily movement and exercise.
Benefits of exercise rehabilitation
- faster recovery
- reduced pain
- restoring muscle strength, endurance and power
- improving flexibility
- enhanced proprioception (an essential part of our bodies’ ability to move) and improved balance
- injury prevention
- creating resilience and reducing chances of re-injury