Recovery from an illness, injury, or trauma can be difficult to cope with. In such cases, rehabilitative care can help speed up your healing process.

What Is Rehabilitative Care?

‌Rehabilitative care is the treatment given to patients recovering from trauma, injury, or illness. It is intended to support, heal, and improve a patient’s health, body function, and quality of life. It also prevents their condition from worsening or recurring. To aid in the recovery process, rehabilitative care includes interventions such as exercises, therapies, and pain management techniques.

Rehabilitative Care Benefits

‌Rehabilitative care complements medical or surgical treatments to restore patients’ well-being and improve their outcomes. It is used to: ‌

  • Manage and treat acute or chronic illness, trauma, or injuries
  • Reduce recovery time
  • Strengthen impaired body functions and skills
  • Prevent comorbid illnesses and future complications
  • Train patients to become independent and optimally perform daily activities
  • Support patients to cope with their illness and regain self-confidence
  • Enhance physical strength, movement, coordination, and balance
  • Improve joint or muscle flexibility‌, gait, and posture
  • Enhance patients’ quality of life
  • Prevent conditions from recurring

Rehabilitative Care Practices

‌The rehabilitative care specialists at Spring Creek Medical customize and integrate treatments to attain patient-specific wellness goals. This ensures speedy recovery with the best treatment outcomes.

To help patients return to daily life, we use a combination of physical and occupational therapy with pain management. Our rehabilitative practices include the following:

Vibration therapy

‌This involves targeted treatment of muscles, bones, and connective tissue. Vibration therapy improves circulation and bone health. It relaxes your muscles and strengthens your skeletal system while reducing pain and stress.

Stretching and strengthening exercises

‌These exercises strengthen muscles and bones, reduce joint stiffness, and improve joint flexibility and range of motion. With this treatment, patients regain their movement and physical strength, enabling them to get back to daily life.

Foam rolling

‌This simple technique improves circulation and range of movement. It’s used to decrease muscle tension, pain, and swelling.

Sports bracing and wrapping

‌This is a pain management technique used to treat and prevent sports injuries and joint problems.

Manual and‌ instrument muscle mobilization

‌Mobilization involves the manual application of pressure to muscles, ligaments, and joints. For targeted treatment, pressure is applied using an instrument. It helps manage pain while improving strength and flexibility.

‌When Do You Need Rehabilitative Care?

‌If you experience the following conditions, you will need rehabilitative care in addition to medical treatment:‌

  • Bone, muscle, or joint injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Accident or trauma
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurological conditions like brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart problems
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Sports injuries
  • Surgical trauma
  • Chronic pain due to aging 

‌In such cases, rehabilitative care can help you overcome your health condition and optimize your body function. Rehabilitative care equips you with techniques to manage painful symptoms and complications while preventing your condition from progressing or recurring.

With rehabilitative care, you can become active and independent again.

Seeking Rehabilitative Care

‌If you experience frequent pain or movement problems, rehabilitative care can help improve your overall wellness and functionality.

To consult with a rehabilitative care specialist, schedule an appointment with Spring Creek Medical today. Our experienced family physicians will help you recover and achieve your wellness goals through individualized and integrated therapy.