Depending on the stage, nature and severity of the musculoskeletal injury found during the verbal and physical assessments the appropriate treatment, rehabilitation and home exercise programme will be given to help you return to full functional fitness in the shortest and safest time possible.
It is important that we maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not wait upon illness and injury to see a health practitioner, by having regular massages, cupping and various other treatments as well as regular exercise we build healthier bodies and therefore are less likely to get injured as well as prevent stress, muscle tension and other serious health related issues.
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Treatment Methods Offered Include
- Sports massage
- Soft tissue technique
- Stretching exercises
- Strapping and tapping
- Postural correction
- Joint mobilisation
- Core training
- Exercise rehabilitation
Exercise rehabilitation programs are designed specific to the individual based on the findings during the musculoskeletal assessment. Depending on the nature, location and severity of the injury will influence and determine the approach.
During early stage rehab various exercise methods can be used such as active and passive exercises, disassociation exercises, which will be carried out by the patient themselves under supervision of the rehabilitation therapist. Integrated exercises may also be used; the method behind this is to incorporate more muscles to lessen pressure at the joint, therefore creating less stress. Isolated exercises are applied at a later stage in the program.
Methods of re-training muscles and joint motion may include matrix and triangulation training, muscle strength and endurance training, as well as neuromuscular training which helps to improve the nervous system’s ability to produce a faster and optimal muscle contraction, enhance co-ordination, balance and to re-educate movement patterns and skills. Re-establishing neuromuscular control through neuromuscular and proprioception training is critical to the dynamic and static stability of any joint.
Late stage rehab will include functional exercises such as sports specific training once a reasonable level of strength, power, endurance, flexibility and neuromuscular control has been achieved.