Rehabilitation

What should I do If I suffer an injury?

Whether an injury is acute or chronic, there is never a good reason to try to "work through" the pain of an injury. When you have pain from a particular movement or activity, STOP! Continuing the activity only causes further harm.

You should call a health professional if:

  • the injury causes severe pain, swelling, or numbness
  • you can't tolerate weight on the area
  • the pain or dull ache of an old injury is accompanied by increased swelling or joint abnormality or instability

If pain or other symptoms worsen, it's best to check with your doctor to rule out more serious conditions and to reduce further damage to the affected area.

Stretching Exercises

Stretching tight muscles is an important way to prevent an injury from occurring. It is also an important treatment technique in the recovery from injury. Stretching benefits include; reduced muscle tension, increased range of movement in the joints, enhanced muscular coordination, increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body and increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation).

Strengthening Exercises

Building strong muscles is an important way to provide joint stability. Strengthening exercises are also important after sustaining injuries that require resting the affected limb. There are many ways to strengthen muscles. Your Doctor will guide you through the appropriate techniques best suited for your stage of recovery.

THERA-BAND® REHAB & WELLNESS STATION

THERA-BAND® Rehab and Wellness Station is the first compact, total body rehabilitation center for in-clinic strength, balance, and core training that uses THERA-BAND clip-connect Resistance Tubing, Stability Trainers and new PRO SERIES SCP Exercise Ball. This comprehensive rehabilitation system for upper and lower extremity strength training features a multi-dimensional, three planes of movement design to teach patients the same proven THERA-BAND system of progression that they will use at home.

Post-Operative Recovery

After surgery, it is imperative for the patient to begin rehabilitative therapy. Discomfort, pain and lack of movement are often the immediate result of surgery. This leads to stiffness and weakness. As a result, early rehabilitation helps to prevent this from occurring. A fibrous band of scar tissue is the body’s response to any tissue disturbance, especially surgery. Adhesions typically begin to form within the first few days after surgery, but they may not produce symptoms for months or even years. These fibrous adhesions limit the ease and range of motion of muscles and joints and can decrease the muscles lengthening and shortening capabilities. Once the normal biomechanics of the joint is altered, this can lead to further inflammation and the pattern becomes a vicious cycle of long-term wear and tear. Our approach to this cycle is an integrated approach to manual therapy, which involves the use of a practitioner’s hands to improve mobility and reduce pain. It encompasses joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques like active release techniques and sound assisted soft tissue mobilization.

Injury Prevention

Using prevention strategies in your everyday life is an important way to help prevent injuries before they occur. Injury prevention includes everything from proper seat positioning at work to stretching before performing strenuous activities. Learn how to save yourself from common injuries.

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

The NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) Advanced Specialization provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments, imbalances or post-rehabilitation concerns. With nine modules of information on important corrective topics such as movement assessments, inhibitory techniques, muscle activation techniques and common musculoskeletal impairments, the NASM-CES arms professionals with the most innovative education tools and techniques for optimal results.

Vermont Chiropractic & Sports Therapy
Rehabilitation

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