Assessment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries through exercise and movement correction
Musculoskeletal injuries are both painful and debilitating to your lifestyle. They have a negative impact on all aspects of your life and can prevent you from undertaking activities of your daily life. These activities may include your work, exercising, competing in your chosen sport, or activities around your home which require normal movement. Whatever your restrictions, it is paramount to address these injuries in order to reduce and eliminate your pain, and then to return you fully to your chosen activity or sport, so that you can live your life the way you want.
Our Injury Rehabilitation service at Inspire Fitness is led by our team of dedicated Exercise Physiologists who will work with you to eliminate your pain and get you moving fully. We will first assess your injury and examine your movement patterns to determine the nature of your injury and its underlying causes. If you are already consulting another health professional for treatment (e.g., physiotherapist, myotherapist, chiropractor, etc.), we will work in conjunction with them to ascertain your diagnosis and communicate the nature of your current treatment. Through movement and postural screening, we will assess your biomechanics to determine areas where you may be breaking down or have dysfunction.
Once we have a clear history of your injury and understand your present pain and movement restrictions, we tailor a rehabilitation program for you to address your pain and get you moving correctly. Our focus is to return you to living your life without pain as quickly as possible, and then to eliminate the biomechanical causes of your injury. By eliminating the underlying causes of injury, we ensure that you can continue to undertake your work, exercise, and sport. By undertaking a rehabilitation program tailored specifically for your injury, you can live life undertaking the activities you want and AVOID repeating the injury and pain again.
Typically, we address a number of areas when we undertake and design our injury rehabilitation exercise programs. The areas we focus upon most in your program will be determined by the nature and causes of your specific injury. We address areas in your body of instability, poor strength, poor movement and control, poor flexibility, posture, and incorrect patterning in the use of your muscles. All of these are usually implicated in the onset of injury or in the ongoing pain you are experiencing. Addressing these areas in our injury rehabilitation programs will ensure that you reduce your longer term risks of recurrent injury. Treatment by itself is not the solution – we address the biomechanical causes of your pain so you remain injury-free in the long term.
With our injury rehabilitation programs we work with the following injuries:
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