Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function of the body following injury and involves restoring strength, flexibility, stability, endurance and power.
It is important that whilst we are working alongside our patients and providing the correct treatment techniques to accelerate soft tissue healing, that we couple that with very specific rehabilitation treatment. Rehabilitation is essential to ensure that the body recovers and is restored back to its original state, where possible both stronger and more stable than before. This is achieved through a variety of corrective exercises.
A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent re-injury.
Regardless of the type of sports injury, the principles of rehabilitation are often the same. We always recommend seeking professional advice before embarking on any rehabilitation program. It is important to understand that everyone is different and that YOUR body is very unique to you, and therefore the way your body responds to different exercises and treatment, will be different to another.
A classic example
If you have developed a rotational pattern and therefore favour one side (which is very common in most people), and as a result have developed “weaknesses” in certain muscle groups, it would be advisable to rehabilitate your body according to the movement patterns and weakness’s that you have created over a period of time. That would be very different to someone else, therefore using generic treatment and rehabilitation techniques is not advisable.
Rehabilitation programs should aim to restore muscle strength, endurance and power, improve flexibility, stability, priorioception and balance as well as more sports specific or functional exercises.
Functional exercises are essential for non-sports injuries or consistent aches and pains.
Whilst our business is geared towards the Sports and Fitness industry, most of our clients suffer with postural issues, are recovering from a stroke or have developed consistent aches and pains over a long period of time due to lack of stability.
Our aim is to ensure that through rehabilitation, the patient can progress their own treatment outside of the clinic, with consistent and specific corrective exercises that will ensure that the body heals faster and more efficiently as a result of consistent rehab.