Rehabilitation involves the restoration of your injured tissues to health in combination with a return to activity. This will involve a tailored programme designed to help you regain use of the affected area, with a view to getting you back to your chosen activity or sport as soon as possible.
Although our manual ‘hands-on’ treatments, shockwave therapy, acupuncture, taping etc. can be important and effective interventions, when is comes to recovering from a sports injury there is no substitute for a course of rehabilitation.
Recovering from a sports injury therefore involves some homework (!) and will require you to follow a prescribed exercise and managment plan to facilitate your recovery.
In the early stages of injury this may simply be advice on weight-bearing, strapping, icing etc. however further down the line it will involve exercises to help strengthen, mobilise and regain control of the affected area, enabling you to return to your chosen sport or activity.
Too often we see patients who have previously been given a ‘one-size-fits-all’ rehabilition programme – usually featuring a sheet of generic exercises – and have come to us as things don’t seem to be getting better. We view these sorts of programmes as more of a ‘one-size-fits-no-one’ which is why we tailor our rehabilitation advice to each patient.
We like to treat our patients as individuals and consider rehabilitation to be a two-way process. When advising on an exercise program we work with you all the way to ensure that the process is as productive, effective and enjoyable as possible in order to expedite and maximise the outcome.
Our clinic based in Chatteris covers areas including March, Ely, Wisbech, Huntingdon, St Ives & Whittlesey and beyond.
Contact us now to book a free 15-minute chat with one of our Osteopaths to see if we could help with your injury rehabilitation.
Need help? Call us on 01354 694050 or book online here