What is Rehabilitation?

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Patient rehabilitation is essential to optimise recovery from any injury. It is the process that all injuries need to go through in order to return to full function. Using a range of exercises that are specific to your injury we develop a programme that is suited to your environment and individual needs. It is not just vital in ensuring athletes return to their sport successfully but for everyday people that need to return to normal daily activities in the shortest possible time.

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Phases of Injury:

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Progression through a rehabilitation programme should be based on injury healing. It is important to remember that each injury is different and should be treated individually. There are 3 main phases musculoskeletal injuries go through.

Acute (Inflammatory) Phase: 0-72 hours post injury

Health Solutions Kent - Injury Rehabilitation

This is the earliest phase of your injury and you may experience pain, bleeding, heat and swelling at the injured site as the injury is usually at its worst. This is because the body is trying to protect the injury from further damage. This is sometimes referred to as the 'early stage'.

Proliferation/repair Phase: 72 hours - 3 weeks post injury

The body now transitions from protection to repairing the injured tissues. New collagen fibres (type 3 collagen) are being laid down at the injured site in an un-organised fashion to replace the damaged tissue.

Remodelling/maturation Phase: after 3 weeks - 1 year post injury

Health Solutions Kent - Injury Rehabilitation

The Collagen used to repair the injury is unfortunately not as flexible as our original tissue. It is a much stiffer, weaker type of connective tissue that does not fit exactly to the injury. This is where we need to apply the appropriate stress to the site in order to make the new fibres as strong and flexible as possible. This process done correctly will reduce the risk of re-injury in the future.

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At Health Solutions our team is dedicated to your recovery. We understand the importance of recognising all injuries are different and everyone will have varied goals. It is our job to help you reach those goals in the quickest time possible and get you back on track!

Our Clinics in Broadstairs & Margate

Health Solutions now have two clinics; Thanet Wanderers RUFC in Broadstairs & Crossfit Thanet in Margate.

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For more information about the services that we provide, please feel free to contact us on 01843 867195 or 07786 068716.

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