Some clients think of physiotherapy only in terms of exercise. Physiotherapists offer far more than this but it is true that when a joint or soft tissue is recovering from injury, varying degrees of exercise play a very important part in rehabilitation. Sometimes the injury may not be a result of trauma but can be due to postural overloading, weak muscle groups (due to a previous injury) and muscle imbalance (where some muscles are overstretched and other muscle groups are too short and overworked) and we promote exercise during recovery from injury for two reasons:
- Firstly, it helps maintain or improve range of movement.
- Secondly, it builds up the muscle surrounding a joint to reduce the likelihood of re-injury
At Murphy Physiotherapy, we evaluate your injury and categorise it into one of three stages; acute, subacute or chronic. Once the stage of the injury is established and the structures involved diagnosed accurately, we carefully design the exercise programme that will become an important part of your treatment. When monitored and progressed appropriately, exercise can greatly assist a full recovery.