What is exercise Rehabilitation?
There are many definitions of exercise rehabilitation, however they all share the same common goal. This is to help restore optimal function within the shortest time possible with minimal risk of re-injury. Absolute rest may relieve symptoms in the short-term, however this will lead to decreased tolerance to exercise and increased risk of future injury.
Benefits of Exercise Rehabilitation post-injury
When injuries occur to muscle, ligament or bone, the body is a great healer by laying down new tissue. However, the new tissue created is not as strong as it once was. This is one of the reasons people may have the same reoccurring injury. Not adequately rehabilitating a muscle strain is bit like putting duct tape over a crack. It will cover the area but it struggle to prevent further damage. The way to plaster over the cracks and actually remodel the injured area is through controlled progressive strengthening rehabilitation.
How does Rehabilitation work?
Exercise rehabilitation follows a logical order and intensity. Starting with simple tasks such as working on flexibility before progressing onto areas such as strength, balance and functional activity. The intensity and dosage of the exercise is progressed to challenge the patient in order to make positive adaptions to their injury. This can only be done through observation and patient to therapist feedback. Every person is unique and will respond differently during the rehabilitation process, even with similar injuries.
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