Rehabilitation aims to restore or enhance the function of an injured bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, or limb. Here at Comprehensive Healthcare Group, physical medicine in Oceanside can help to ensure your rehabilitation goes as smoothly as possible with the best possible outcome.
Step 1: Evaluation
The first step of rehabilitation is an evaluation of the patient to determine the severity of the condition and the scope of the damage. After this, we will create a rehabilitation program that fits your personal needs and objectives. Rehabilitation programs are specific to each patient with the goals of pain relief and restoring maximum function to the injured area.
Step 2: Treatment
Rehabilitation programs are different for every patient, but some of the most common elements in rehabilitation are stretching exercises. These stretching exercises are meant to improve strength, flexibility, mobility, coordination, posture, and balance. Other treatment techniques may include the use of:
- Electrical stimulation
- Heat and cold applications
- Alternative therapies
Acute and Chronic Injury Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation can help patients that are suffering from both acute and chronic injuries. An acute injury will develop suddenly but infrequently, while a chronic injury occurs more often and is long-term.
Acute Injuries: Acute injuries usually involve a sprain or strain of soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, or bone fractures. Rehabilitation typically consists of stretching and exercises that will strengthen the injured area without making it worse.
Chronic Injuries: Chronic injury rehabilitation differs substantially from the traditional acute injury rehabilitation. Most chronic problems can be treated conservatively with appropriate rehabilitation treatment and medical care. These treatments are composed of various techniques that focus on strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, and body mechanics instruction.
Our physical medicine in Oceanside can also help the patient to understand the underlying cause of their pain.
Almost every surgery or operation comes with side effects and usually some pain post-op. Post-operative rehabilitation programs designed by our team of physical medicine in Oceanside will promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, and restore joint mobility, flexibility, and strength for our patients.
Patients will often require physical therapy or post-operative rehabilitation after undergoing an orthopedic procedure. The most important aspect of rehabilitation is doing the right exercises at the right time. We can work with you through this process of rehabilitation and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Are you interested in learning more about rehabilitation, and how Comprehensive Healthcare Group can help? Be sure to contact us today!