Most patients benefit from rehabilitation whether after an injury or a period where they have been unable to use their body or limbs in the normal functional manner and activities of daily life.
Our practice commences rehabilitation during the healing process where we may stimulate muscles and nerves to increase strength and range of movement to make it easier for the patient to move and heal in the injured area. Every acute and chronic pain patient is advised to use their muscles as soon as possible. This improves circulation, relieves pain and improves co-ordination.
The practice is involved in therapies that facilitate the treatment of strokes and spinal cord injuries and we include electroacupuncture, muscle and nerve stimulation as an adjunct to our mobilisation approach. These techniques are in support of the full rehabilitation programmes that are provided by step down facilities.
Rehabilitation is used as medicine and a biopsychosocial approach is encouraged to help the patient progress with learning how to exercise at each stage of the condition. This involves goal setting to enhance function, reduce risk, optimise overall health and enhance fitness and well-being and select the best ongoing exercise that resonates and brings enjoyment to the patient.
In fact restoration of function, prevention of re-injury and encouragement to exercise and improve health is our main goal in tandem with the patient’s own goals and objectives.
Our practice also understands how difficult rehabilitation is for a patient that may have a complex regional pain condition known as CRPS or any other condition such as fibromyalgia, chronic widespread pain and autoimmune disorders, among others and we have developed special approaches to improving the pain and restoring movement and healing in these difficult conditions.
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