The Importance of Rehabilitation in Recovery – 4 main goals when planning a patients rehab plan

Rehabilitation is a key aspect of the recovery process & is vital in restoring a patient to full functional health. Whilst we’d love to solve all issues during the treatment, for a full recovery, you need to be consistent with rehabilitation.

A good practitioner (*cough* Like us *cough*) will personally prescribe a specific set of exercises for each of their patients. It is integral that the exercises are focussed on the needs of the patient & severity of the injury.

A successful rehabilitation program will:

  • Aid the recovery process
  • Prevent re-injury
  • Restore full function
  • Restore muscle strength
  • Increase flexibility
  • Guide the patient back to sport specific exercise or everyday functionality

A lot of practitioners wait too long to begin the rehabilitation process. With most injuries, rehabilitation can begin during the R.I.C.E protocol. As a guide, with most injuries you can follow the 4 steps below.

MSK Sports Injury Clinic
Laura Jones
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