Musculoskeletal injuries can have immediate and serious consequences for everyday function. A set of interventions is required when an individual experiences or is likely to experience limitations to daily function. Injuries or traumas, chronic diseases or disorders and age-related degenerative changes can benefit with a structured rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation enables people of all ages to continue, or return to, their daily lives while improving their well-being.
The first goal after determining the nature and severity of the injury, as well as which tissues are involved, is to reduce inflammation and its secondary effects. A progressive exercise programme is prescribed to aid in healing, restore coordination and allow for the return of functional activities.
First and foremost, rehabilitation programmes must avoid aggravating the injury. If administered incorrectly or without good judgement, therapeutic exercise has the potential to aggravate the issue. Different components such as pain relief techniques, mobilisation exercises, strength exercises, and functional skills are likely to make up part of the rehabilitation plan. All plans are tailored to your specific needs and your progression is monitored.