Physical Rehabilitation

There are three phases in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries:rehab

  • inflammation
  • proliferation
  • remodelling / maturation

Exercise Physiology is primarily utilised during the remodelling phase, but can also be useful through the proliferation phase. In the remodelling or maturation phase of healing the injury stabilises and the muscle and tendon fibres in the area re-establish.

Exercise Physiology is important in the maturation stage of healing to ensure that muscle fibres regrow correctly whilst maintaining flexibility in the muscle and joint.

Often people carry around injuries that they’ve had for some time. Although these niggling injuries may not cause you daily discomfort, they may affect the way you perform certain activities. For example, if you do something out of the ordinary you may feel the effects later, or you may describe it as a “reoccurring” or “old” injury.

Exercise Physiology can help in redeveloping good movement patterns, strengthening muscles and enhancing flexibility in the area, preventing further injury and improving quality of life.

A good exercise programme progresses in a challenging but safe manner. Progressive exercises are used to challenge the client without increasing pain or swelling or decreasing the clients’ ability to perform.

rehabit provides clients with safe progressive exercises to enhance correct healing and prevent further injury. Good physical rehabilitation encompasses a holistic approach and as such a postural assessment and biomechanical analysis may be needed. Physical rehabilitation programmes are usually complemented by a personalised home exercise regime to maximise results.