In rehab there are two elements
1️⃣Therapeutic modalities (surgery and manual therapy i.e massage, acupuncture)
I’m going to explain more about option 2️⃣…
When injured or suffering from a “niggle” there’s a pyramid you can use to assess and use yourself for better a understanding to recovery
There is a specific order… so if you are confident (in a pain free movement) and able to conduct a stage successful it’s time to progress. On the other hand if not, it’s time to re-evaluate and see where you’re struggling on the pyramid and hone in.
1️⃣ Corrections and Decrease pain⬇️
(Move confidently and in a pain free movement. If we are injured let the inflammation phase pass initially)
2️⃣Range of Movement and Flexibility
(It’s time to assess our range and we’re there may be some limitations)
3️⃣ Strength and Endurance ??
(With any injury some strength is lost. The amount of strength and muscle endurance lost depends on the area injured, the extent of the injury, and the amount of time the patient has been disabled by the injury)
4️⃣Balance, Coordination and Agility ?
(It is too often assumed that because range of motion and strength are restored, the patient is ready to resume full sport participation or normal activity. This is not the case at all. Impaired balance and coordination – either from injury to the structures controlling these parameters or from lack of practice in a specific skill – increases risk of injury)
5️⃣Functional Movement ?
(Functional exercises could be thought of as performance-specific exercises for some sports or job tasks. Being confident and strong in specific movements is vital before performance)
(Fully functioning ability to perform daily tasks and exercises)