What is Exercise Rehabilitation

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Exercise rehabilitation is an important part of the treatment for many conditions. This can include a large spectrum of people from an athlete with a shoulder impingement problem, to a new mum with lower back pain. Exercise rehabilitation is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from orthopaedic and even general surgery.

Exercise prescription and rehabilitation programs are always catered to the individual and their presenting complaint/injury. Prior to commencing any rehabilitation, every client needs to be assessed and diagnosed by our therapists.

Exercise and rehabilitation for the following Injuries:

  • Frozen Shoulder,
  • Tennis Elbow,
  • Golfers Elbow,
  • Ankle Sprains,
  • Knee Pain,
  • Hamstring Strains,
  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation,
  • Post Hip Replacement,
  • Joint Stiffness,
  • Knee Stability Exercises,
  • Tendonitis,
  • Shoulder strengthening and stabilising exercises,
  • Neck and Back strengthening,

 

Will commence once a full assessment has been completed. In some cases clients require hands on treatment to reduce pain and stiffness prior to commencing any exercises. 

The exercises/rehabilitation programs prescribed require the consideration of a number of important points which will help determine the programs outcome.

  1. The clients age and physical fitness.
  2. the clients injury (i.e severity, pre-post operation),
  3. history of previous injuries to the same region and whether appropriate treatment and rehabilitation was completed,
  4. Other injuries to areas close/affecting the injured site that may impact on the clients ability to perform their exercises,
  5. Clients goals they wish to achieve with rehabilitation,
  6. Clients ability to comply with the prescribed exercises,
  7. Clients ability to avoid aggravating factors.

 

All of our therapists are skilled in accurate diagnosis and appropriate prescription of therapeutic exercise. These exercises may include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises.

We also use hydrotherapy to assist with improving mobility and strength in the early stages after an injury or surgery. Hydrotherapy is also a very effective treatment modality for people suffering from Arthritis.

Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip, knee or the spine are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation.

Call us now on 9759 5707 to make an appointment with one of our therapists.