what is exercise rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation exercise aims to bring back full function following injury through restoring muscle strength, endurance, power, and improving flexiblity. Our therapists achieve these results by carefully selecting and planning various exercises and drills for each client. Exercise is as important as massage 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 biggest thing to remember here is that prevention is better than cure and a good, well thought out exercise plan based on your individual needs will keep those injuries at bay.
how it works
Rehabilitation exercises should begin as soon as possible after the acute phase which is typically 72 hours. Exercises should be pain free with a few rare exceptions. There are different stages within rehabilitation that are important to stick to if returning to daily life or sport pain free is to be reached.
There are 3 stages of rehabilitation:
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 stress the new tissues to ensure the body is ready for pain free daily movement and exercise.
Combining sports massage and rehabilitation following an injury is a fantastic way to get back to fitness quickly and to prevent further injuries from happening. Each of our Sports Massage Therapists can put together a personalised plan for you to complete either on your own or with a therapist.
benefits of exercise rehabilitation
- Restoring muscle strength
- Restoring muscle endurance and power
- Improve flexibility
- Proprioception & balance
- Functional exercises
- Injury Prevention
experience it for yourself
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