Rehabilitation Tips

If you’re recovering from illness or injury, rehabilitation could provide the key to your recovery process. Rehabilitation is not only about helping you to recover from the short term effects of an accident or illness, it’s also a long-term undertaking, to help you keep working on your strength and range of motion in the affected area until they are as good as, if not better than, they were before.

Without a rehabilitation programme, an injury or accident could continue to adversely affect you throughout your life. Similarly, if you’re recovering from surgery or a debilitating illness, it can help you to make a fuller and speedier return to health. Here are a few of the recovery-related exercise programmes our articles cover:

  • Back pain and hip extension
  • Defensive patterns of the body
  • Flexibility and stretching
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Low back exercise
  • Lumbar Disc exercises
  • Pilates
  • PNF Training
  • Pool Recovery Session
  • Posture and body balance
  • Recovering from work-place injuries
  • Single-leg recovery work
Why is specific exercise necessary towards recovery? Doesn’t the body heal itself anyway? Many people make the mistake of simply resting an injury until it feels better, then returning to their previous levels of activity. But this can result in a build-up of scar tissue in the area, as the improperly healed injury tries to repair itself under stress. Scar tissue can in turn restrict the freedom of movement in the area, which means there’s an even greater chance of injury in the future.

Instead of leaving things to chance, why not educate yourself about recovery exercise and strategy, to give your body the best chance of returning to its full strength.