Injury Management

 


INJURY MANAGEMENT

Injury Management

Physiotherapy forms an important part in recovering fully from an injury. Physiotherapists are skilled in helping to:

  • Clarify what has been injured
  • Correctly manage the injury
  • Get you back to work or sport quickly and safely
  • Reduce the chance of it happening again

The earlier we can assess you the better. Injury management ideally needs to start immediately after the injury occurs. Your physiotherapist will carry out a thorough clinical assessment to clarify what the injury is.

They will also discuss what your own personal goals are. The exact nature of your rehabilitation depends on the injury itself and what you are aiming to return to. A typical rehabilitation program may include work to improve:

  • Muscle length and joint range of movement (flexibility)
  • Muscle strength
  • Balance and control of movement (stability)
  • Cardio-vascular fitness
  • Movements and drills specific to your work and/or sport
  • Prevention of a repeat injury / recurring injury

You will also be provided with a program to work on at home. This program will involve a small number of carefully selected exercises to follow which form the complete injury management package to facilitate the most efficient and effective recovery.

We have facilities here at the clinic to enable us to work closely with you on your rehab. These include:

  • State of the art gym facilities within Fitness First including: treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptic trainers, rowing machines
  • Free weights area and rehabilitation space
  • Mirrored studio space
  • Exercise balls, Bosu balance balls, foam rollers, medicine balls and stability devices
  • Vibration plates