Active Rehabilitation

Active Rehabilitation

What is Active Rehabilitation?

Most people refer to this phase of the recovery process as the active rehabilitation phase, because during this phase you will be doing the exercises and activities required to speed up your full recovery. This phase of the injury rehabilitation process should only be implemented after the initial healing process has been completed.

The aim of this phase of your rehabilitation will be to regain all the fitness components that were lost during the injury process. Regaining your flexibility, strength, power, muscular endurance, balance, and co-ordination will be the primary focus. This is very important to regain pre-accident or pre-injury status.

"The injury symptoms will permanently disappear only after the patient has undergone a very specific exercise program, deliberately designed to stretch and strengthen and regain all parameters of fitness of the damaged structure or structures. Further, it is suggested that when a specific stretching program is followed, thus more permanently reorganizing the scar fibers and allowing the circulation to become normal, the painful symptoms will disappear permanently."

The first point to make clear is how important it is to keep active. Often, the advice from doctors and similar medical personnel will simply be; rest. This can be one of the worst things you can do. Without some form of activity the injured area will not receive the blood flow it requires for recovery. An active circulation will provide both the oxygen and nutrients needed for the injury to heal.