Injury can occur with day to day activity like a slip and fall, or from occasional or competitive sporting activities, an accident, or repetative motions over long periods of time.
Minor injuries like sprains and strains are self-limiting and will go away with time and conservative management. For the most part recovery from minor injuries should be active, but what that means for a sprain or strain isn't always clear. Rest can be appropriate too.
More significant injuries can take more time, and may initially be more concerning because the amount of swelling and stiffness present isn't always indicative of the extent of tissue damage that has occurred. A proper diagnosis can be helpful with recovery.
With injuries that require compensation, other parts of our bodies can also be affected.
MOVE Pain Care can help by providing:
- Advice on rest and active recovery techniques.
- Treatment for relief to compensatory areas.
Rehabilitation is important after an injury to get you up and moving again to help tissues heal and adapt. But rehabilitation strategies and exercises are also important post-surgery, or with conditions like osteoporosis.
Rehabilitation strategies will differ depending on the surgery. Open communication between the patient, surgeon and manual therapist is key. Tricia has many years experience working closely with orthopaedic surgeons in the rehabilitation of patients who have had shoulder arthroscopy (rotator cuff repair, labral repair etc), knee arthroscopy (ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair/meniscectomy), elbow arthroscopy, fracture reconstruction surgeries and total joint replacements (knee, hip and shoulder).
Tricia has obtained specialized training in the Osteo-Circuit program and can design a comprehensive physiotherapy supervised exercise program that is safe for patients with low bone density or osteoporosis.
Rehabilitation strategies and exercise programs can also be useful for people with different levels of mobility. Often people tend to do too much too soon, or not enough to make a difference. Motivation can be a key issue as well. MOVE Pain Care can provide an assessment and generate some strategies to help with starting a new exercise program or activity, or help with getting back to an old one.