Active Care Rehabilitation involves a wide range of prescribed physical activities to correct impairments, restore muscular and skeletal function and improve stability and balance.
Exercise is a key component of any rehabilitation program, the goal of which is to help return a client to a fully functioning, pain-free state.
PHASES of active rehabilitation
The Actual Cause
Firstly, it is important to determine the underlying cause of a client's complaint and to determine what is causing the pain or discomfort.
Once the cause is identified, a regimen of stretching and exercises (or a combination of both) is created. This regimen needs to be adhered to on a daily basis (or as advised).
When the condition has stabilised or the patient has recovered, they need only maintenance exercises or changes in habits to keep the pain at bay.
How does it help?
At Insight Chiropractic, we believe Active Rehabilitation has a wide range of benefits to a client. It is an evidence-based medical technique which is sustainable for long term treatment. It is designed to facilitate recovery of soft tissue, joints, muscle, and the nervous system after injuries.
It is an active form of rehabilitation, a client is moving their own body actively during a session and includes movements such as stretches, rolls, and other exercises that allow physical movement during their session.
In Active Rehabilitation, a client is very involved in their recovery process and is in control of their own healing. By addressing underlying causative issues like poor posture while sitting at a computer or driving, poor patterns of lifting and bending, in-coordination in movement, muscle weakness, poor cardio-vascular fitness, poor balance and general deconditioning — the client has an opportunity to get better and to maintain a home program that keeps them better. It is empowering to the client when they reap long term benefits from the cost-effective care plan.