Sports Injury Clinic Cheltenham
Sports Injury and exercise rehabilitation in Cheltenham
If you are recovering from an injury, whether it is sports related or not. Rehabilitation or corrective exercises are an essential part in resolving the problem, managing the problem and preventing the issues from returning.
Most issues we see in the clinic are either from an exercise related accident causing a new injury or long standing problems (chronic), which has been bothering the patient for a while and is not resolving by itself.
Injury rehabilitation comes in all sorts of varieties. From improving balance to the recovery of a broken bone in the body, or following a surgery.
The main aim of the rehabilitation exercises is to improve how your body functions. This is achieved by working on the weaker and stiffer (in some cases too mobile) problem areas that need attention.
Issues that rehabilitation exercise can help with.
- Running/sporting injuries
- Poor posture
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Wrist/Hand pain
- Pelvic pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Foot pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Poor balance
- Poor co-ordination
- Managing hypermobility
How does rehabilitation exercises work?
The aim of exercise rehabilitation is to improve how your body physically functions. For example, if you are stiff and not very mobile, then we need to get you a bit more flexible and mobile. If you are weak in a certain area and other areas are overworking causing muscle tightness, then we need to balance you out, by improving the strength of the weaker muscles and possibly retraining how you move.
In some cases, you might be recovering from a traumatic injury, like an accident playing football where you sprain your ankle. The exercises prescribed to you by the practitioner will help with the recovery but also with any long-term issue you may encounter having sustained the injury in the first place.
Once the problem area(s) have been identified you will be given a program to follow by your practitioner.
What to expect with a rehabilitation program
When attending Skelian for an injury or problem with your body, you will see one of our expert practitioners. Which range from a chiropractor, physio and sports therapist. All are highly qualified to analyse and diagnose your condition and prescribe an exercise program alongside your treatment program.
Stages of exercise rehabilitation
- Medical and injury history
- Physical assessment
- Explanation of the issue/diagnosis
- Prescription of possible treatment & exercise program
- Introduction exercises to start and then progress over time as the problem(s) improve over time.
Benefits of following a rehabilitation program
- Improved strength
- Improved mobility
- Increased function
- Less pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Self-control of a condition
- Management of long-standing problems
- Better connection between brain and body
Initial Assessment – £60
Follow up – £35
Initial Assessment – £65
Follow up – £42