Injury rehabilitation is commonly used after a serious sports injury or post-surgery and is a very important part of the recovery process. Rehabilitation often includes specific strength and flexibility exercises to help rebuild strength and range of motion.
It is important to work with a physiotherapist or your doctor in these cases as they will be able to prescribe the correct stretches and exercises specific to the individual injury. At Urban personal Training we can work with your physio to achieve the desired results safely.
Some of the more common sports related injuries encountered include:
As a general rule, once an individual has sustained an injury to a body part, there are three phases that the injury may progress through on the road to recovery as follows:
This phase can last anywhere up to 72 hours depending on the injury. The injury has been sustained and the symptoms of pain, swelling, heat, redness and dysfunction are present. Swelling may occur soon after the injury has been sustained.
There is no healing during this phase and exercise of the injured body parts is to be avoided.
This phase can last from 72 hours to between four and six weeks after the injury. During this period specialised cells remove the debris from the damaged tissues and new fibres are formed.
3-6 weeks through to 3-6 months. During this phase the replacement tissues re-orientate themselves in the direction in which stress is applied, especially in ligaments. It may take several months for the scar to fully mature and achieve its full strength.