The rehabilitation process typically begins with a comprehensive evaluation by one of our doctors. They will evaluate and assess the extent of the injury, your current level of function and identify any necessary work restrictions. Once the evaluation is complete, the healthcare professional will develop a rehabilitation plan. The rehabilitation plan will outline the specific goals of rehabilitation, the techniques that we plan to use and the expected timeline for recovery.
Rehabilitation plans typically involve a combination of adjusting, soft tissue work exercise, manual therapy and other techniques. Adjusting helps to restore joint mobility and reduce pain, soft tissue work and exercise help to release tension in muscles and improve range of motion, strength, and function. Manual therapy is a type of hands-on treatment that can be used to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and release muscle tension. Some additional techniques that may be used in rehabilitation include heat therapy, ice therapy, electrical muscle stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound.
The rehabilitation process is typically gradual and progressive starting with gentle soft tissue work and exercises and gradually adding in adjusting and new modalities while increasing the intensity and duration of the treatment during recovery.
Rehabilitation is an important part of the recovery process after an injury. It can help to reduce pain, improve range of motion, strengthen the muscles, and improve function. Rehabilitation can also help to reduce the risk of re-injury. Rehabilitation can help you to recover from your injury and return to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.