Question - Injuries (Importance of Rehab)

What is the importance of going to rehab after a sports injury?

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May 06, 2008
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Rehab is the where and when of getting well
by: Anonymous

Having been injured, though not by sports, but treated by a sports orthopaedic surgeon, I can't understate how important rehab is. You think you're better because the doc fixed it in surgery, but the truth is that that is when the healing first begins. The rehab provides knowledgeable, dedicated physical therapists who know how to move your body and strengthen so that you are not prone to re-injury.

After my first trip to rehab and finishing it, I discontinued my home exercises (against PT advice) and lost some of the range of motion in my shoulder. Now that I've had surgery and am back in rehab, I will continue my rehab as long as the PT says because I want my range of motion and strength back so that I can do all the things I love to do. It's worth it. And if this 50 year old grandma and breast cancer survivor can do it....anyone can. I picture the end result....me swinging a golf club, ballroom dancing with my husband or doing my cardio aerobics that I love so much...and that motivates me. Good Luck!

May 06, 2008
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Rehab is the key
by: Bart - SII

Karen is right about the importance of rehab...it is the key to getting all the way better. And, more importantly, it is the key to keeping yourself from getting re-injured. No matter what type of injury you have, you are more likely to suffer re-injury if you don't do some type of rehabilitation after the first injury.

Now, rehab doesn't always have to be with a PT or ATC in a clinic - you can work on things at home for minor injuries - the key is that you are doing something. But, most people do not know the right things to do, so they need some guidance from an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Once they have a program, then it can be done at home.


Oct 23, 2008
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Question- Injuries (Importance of Rehab)
by: Jenny

The best gift you can give yourself is going to see a good physiotherapist, who can teach you the correct exercises you can do yourself, and monitor your progress. Healing is a slow and painful process, and daily exercises will speed up the process. When I broke my ankle, I did not know I had complications until quite a while later. I'm not the kind of person to whine about pain and didn't want to be a hypochrondriac, it was my physio that convinced me I should get another opinion from a different doctor. Experienced therapists will know what is usual and what isn't, and they might well save your life by identifying early on that something is not quite right if they monitor your progress regularly. Rehab is so important!

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