Sports Therapy and Pilates

Injury Rehabilitation

WHAT IS INJURY REHABILITATION?

Injury rehabilitation plays a key role in ensuring an injury does not return. It will determine the speed of return to sport, or to generally feeling like yourself again. Each session will begin with an initial examination and assessment. This is the start of a diagnosis, and the findings of all the tests carried out will determine the best course of treatment. And which injury rehabilitation exercises will ensure a speedy recovery.

If a joint is stiff and causing pain, range of motion exercises or mobilisations will be prescribed. Once optimal range of motion is achieved, strengthening will begin on weak muscles and ligaments. This is done by using specific injury rehabilitation exercises. Following this the therapy will become more functional. Movements and drills performed in a patients chosen sport or profession are replicated. Throughout this process, sports massage is used to break down scar tissue which may be forming. This helps to realign muscle fibers to ensure optimal recovery, reduce pain, and improve well being.

Injury rehabilitation should be fun and functional. Real Motion strives to ensure that any exercise therapy prescribed is just that. Exercise programmes are carefully chosen to meet rehabilitation needs and be manageable for busy lifestyles. Patients can therefore be certain of a return to full functional fitness. That’s as long as the exercises are completed!

So, don’t ignore that niggle or accept having a bad knee. With a thorough examination and assessment, the correct injury rehabilitation and exercise prescription, pain free functional fitness is achievable.