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Injury Rehabilitation

Written by Accredited Sports Professionals   Posted in:Rehabilitation   June 5, 2014

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Rehabilitation from injury depends on the severity of the injury sustained and the part of the body affected. Health care professionals such as chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, sports therapists and GPs provide the appropriate advice to rehabilitate from injury. For sprains and strains, many people treat themselves following PRICE therapy, which includes Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. If the pain persists or worsens, medical advice is sought. Health care professionals design rehabilitation programmes to return the injury body part to normal function. Movement and exercise is gradually introduced to improve range of motion and the healing process. Stretching and strengthening exercises also form part of the rehabilitation programme when appropriate. In some instances one’s physical rehabilitation may have ceased while the psychological rehabilitation continues. This psychological rehabilitation might require a sport psychologist or counsellor to prepare the athletes for their return to sport.