Injuries can come in many different ways and can affect any part of your body. It doesn’t matter how serious they are from sprains on the thigh muscles to a re-occurring joint problem, the process of both physiotherapy and rehabilitation are needed. If you’re unsure of what they both entail then let us at Core Physio tell you why physiotherapy and rehabilitation can help you reduce the risk of re-injury.
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the ability to help patients with aches and pains through the power of movement and exercise, manual therapy, advice and education instead of drugs or surgery. There are no limits for physiotherapy treatment, It doesn’t matter what age you are or problem you have, especially here at Core Physio, as we will assist you back to better health.
Physiotherapy aims to facilitate recovery and encourage development, encouraging people to stay active and mobile whilst helping them to remain independent and enjoy a better quality of life.
Why Should I Choose Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists are highly qualified to degree level and also accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered by HCPC, and they use the knowledge that they learned to improve a varied range of conditions associated with the body, including but not limited to:
- Musculoskeletal (Back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, post/pre-surgery)
- Respiratory (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cystic fibrosis, and asthma)
- Cardiovascular (rehabilitation after a heart attack, chronic heart disease)
- Neurological (Parkinson’s, stroke, MS: Multiple sclerosis)
What Is Injury Rehabilitation?
The aim of injury rehabilitation at Core Physio is to ensure that you get back to optimal form and function. There are two forms of tissue injury:
- Microtraumatic is injuries that are the result of the overuse of a structure within the body such as a muscle, ligament, joint or tendon. These type of injuries are more common in sports such as rowing, cycling and swimming due to the repetitive nature.
- Macrotraumatic injuries are usually the result of strong force – such as an accident, fall, collision or laceration. These are more common in sports that involve force through contact such as rugby and football. These injuries can be either primary or secondary. Primary is when there is direct tissue damage and Secondary is when there is a transmission of forces or a release of inflammatory mediators.
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Musculoskeletal injuries are almost guaranteed in sports with Football, Running and Rugby being the 3 most likely sports for you to get injured in.
The Process of Rehabilitation
The process of injury rehabilitation should begin as early as possible after an injury. It can also begin before any injury requiring surgery. Once you begin your rehabilitation, you will be given a plan which takes into account the fact that many want to get back to their physical activity as soon as possible.
The goal of injury rehabilitation is to ensure that you can get back to the activity that you love to do. This is done by reducing or reversing the impairment and functional loss caused by the injury and to prevent and correct the problem.
Goal setting in rehab is important in tracking your progress. A detailed plan with recovery marker helps with pacing and also reduces the risk of returning to activities or sports too early.
Another important part of rehabilitation is having the best facilities available to you. Not all physiotherapy clinics have a varied amount of equipment to use for the process. A good example of great facilities is from our Hamilton clinic shown below.
What Core Physio Can Do For You
Now you know what physiotherapy and rehabilitation are, and whether it can help your acute injury or chronic problem. If you feel physiotherapy can help and are looking to take a step forward in your recovery, then give us a call. Why not read some of our testimonials on our Website and Facebook pages from our previous clients? they all explain what it is like to receive our first class and personalised care.
I’m interested in Physiotherapy & rehabilitation.
I have MS & a dropped foot on my right leg, after assessment by Ronnie Rooney he recommended Core-Physio to me.
Mr C Gibson
Hi Mr Gibson,
If you would like to call our head office on 01698 854474 we can arrange a suitable time for an assessment and discuss optiions for treatment.
After suffering a sports injury a few months ago, my brother is now looking to recover from it and told me last Friday night he wants to hire a physiotherapist to help him with this. I wanted to help him gather some information and that’s how I found your amazing article. I really liked where you pointed out that the goal of injury rehabilitation is to ensure that you can get back to the activity that you love to do. A great point indeed, one I’m sure anyone looking to hire such services will be glad to have learnt of. Thank you for this! I’ll pass this on to my brother soon!
Thanks Dean. Glad we could help. Anything else regarding physiotherapy and rehabilitation please let us know.
It sure was helpful when you said that a physiotherapist is knowledgeable in improving a varied range of conditions associated with the body such as back pains and arthritis. My mother has been complaining about chronic back pains since she had a slipping accident last July. I will be sure to help find a professional that offers physio rehabilitation services for help.
I agree when you said that the process of injury rehabilitation should begin as early as possible after an injury. My brother recently had a sports injury and I suggested him to visit a physiotherapist to speed up his recovery. Thanks for the information on physiotherapy and I will share your article with him so that he can get an appropriate physiotherapist for himself!
great to hear. Any help we can offer for Sports Injuries let us know at Core
I completely agree with your view
After ACL reconstruction surgery i have undergone physio , whic was great
Fantastic. Great having the AlterG to assist with this type of rehabilitation at Core Physio Hamilton.
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