Exercise Rehabilitation & Osteopathy
Exercise rehabilitation involves developing a specific exercise program to assist in recovery from injuries, working towards a specific goal or improving fitness. A full medical history, health and biomechanical assessment is performed to find the strengths and weaknesses that may be contributing to injuries or preventing a full recovery from an old injury. This allows us to address any rehabilitation requirements.
At the Sports & Spinal Group, we use this information to design a personalised program, utilizing Swiss ball/mat based/foam roller/trapeze table and reformers. A combination of Pilates and gym based exercises may be used to develop strength and stability, improve movement patterning, as well as specific stretching and self-massage techniques for body awareness and active recovery.
Our programs are highly specific to the needs of everyone and identifies the key issues by applying carefully selected exercises to patients with specific injuries. This ensures optimal gains whilst minimising the risk of injury aggravation.
Recent literature provides strong evidence to support the use of therapeutic exercise in the management of patients with many different musculoskeletal injuries.
Which situations might benefit from Exercise Rehabilitation programs?
- Chronic injuries such as long term back pain, knee pain, or ankle instability
- Hypermobility syndrome
- Injuries not responding to manual treatment and often due to weakness in muscles, poor posture or poor movement patterning
- To improve strength and fitness
- To improve posture and flexibility