Rehabilitation after an Injury
Sport injuries can occur during any type of physical exercise, but are generally the result of participants coming together in a collision or where an individual has a functional biomechanical issue. Sports injuries can also be a result of incorrect warm up techniques.
Common injuries include:
- ankle sprains/tears;
- calf and hamstring tears;
- adductor tendinopathy;
- ACL & PCL injuries;
- shoulder pathology;
- patella dislocations and fractures;
- ‘anterior’ knee pain;
- medial and collateral knee ligaments;
- fractures & dislocations;
- concussion/’whiplash’ injuries; and
- achillies issues.
Individualised sport specific programs that are regularly and correctly undertaken will maximise the outcome/desired goal and reduce the participant’s risk of injury. A treatment approach will be agreed upon in conjunction with the treating practitioner in the initial consultation and will include three main objectives: (1) treat the acute inflammatory phase, (2) regain motor control strength & mobility and (3) then maximise sport specific drills linked to your chosen sport/s.
If you are suffering from any type of sporting injury, be sure to make an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists today and together we can work to get you on track to recovery.
Rehabilitation after Joint Surgery
There are many types of orthopaedic surgeries performed that require post-operative rehabilitation.
Such surgeries include:
- ACL and rotator cuff reconstruction;
- spinal surgeries (i.e. laminectomy, fusion);
- total knee (TKR) and hip replacements (THR);
- joint clean out’s;
- fractures; and
- open reduction fractures requiring internal fixation (ORIF’s).
Many patients may attempt, or be instructed by their surgeon to trial a rehabilitation program in a measure called conservative treatment. Surgery is considered when a period of conservative intervention has not returned the body region to pre-injury state and/or the limb has loss of function.
In most cases the operated site will need to be preserved initially, requiring a period of immobilisation. Following this period, physiotherapy rehabilitation is prescribed to help regain the loss of range motion, muscle size, strength and functionality.
It is imperative that you follow post operative protocols prescribed to you by the surgeon. If you require post operative rehabilitation, be sure to make an appoint with one of Physiotherapists today.