Move Physiotherapy | Exercise Rehabilitation East Fremantle
At Move Physiotherapy and Fitness we are uniquely able to provide an industry leading exercise rehabilitation service, utilising our fully equipped rehabilitation gymnasium and Pilates studio.
Our East Fremantle clinic proudly offers quality exercise rehabilitation to local residents in East Fremantle & surrounding areas including Bicton, Cottesloe, North Fremantle, Beaconsfield, O’Connor, Fremantle and Attadale, utilising the brand new gym facilities inside the Fremantle Rowing Club.
We ensure that our gym is a non-threatening environment to perform your exercise under the direct guidance of our physiotherapists. Depending on your injury and your rehabilitation goals, we offer traditional strength training and Pilates.
You can view our Exercise Library for an example of the exercises given in your rehabilitation sessions. Physio Advisor also provides a number of helpful exercises.
COMMON INJURIES REQUIRING EXERCISE REHABILITATION
The dreaded ACL injury is the most common injury which requires intensive physiotherapy guided exercise rehabilitation. Whether you elect to undergo surgery or not, your physiotherapist will aid you in returning full knee range of movement along with regaining strength and neuromuscular control to prevent an injury from recurring.
Move Physiotherapy Fremantle recommend following a criterion based rehabilitation program, whereby return to sport is only allowed at the completion of the exercise program. The caveat being in athletes aged below 18 years where a full 12 month recovery time-frame is recommended. The majority of our athletes who have undergone our rehabilitation program have returned to sport without further injury.
Inactivity following a broken bone or severe strain can cause us to lose a staggering amount of muscle mass. With this decrease in muscle mass is also a decreased amount of joint awareness, something we term proprioception, which can lead to further injuries to the injured body part.
Regaining our lost strength and neuromuscular control is integral following a lower limb injury, especially when returning to sport. Your physiotherapist can guide you through appropriate exercise prescription to return to you to performing at your peak.
Kyphotic posture, or a rounded upper back, has been demonstrated to decrease the amount of sub-acromial space in the shoulder and result in a number of shoulder pathologies such as rotator cuff tendinopathies, tears and bursitis. The sub-acromial space refers to the area between the tip of your shoulder and the top of your arm bone, where the tendons and bursa are located. You can read more about the various causes of shoulder pain here.
When rehabilitating various shoulder pathologies, your physiotherapist will often combine traditional release techniques such as massage and dry needling with appropriate exercise rehabilitation to improve your posture and rotator cuff strength. Exercise rehabilitation provides a long term alternative to preventing your pain from recurring as opposed to simply treating symptoms.
Tendon pathologies, traditionally termed as tendinitis or tendinosis, but now simply referred as a tendinopathy, all require exercise rehabilitation.
A tendinopathy occurs when the tendon is simply not strong enough to cope with the load or strain placed upon it. These often occur with sudden increases in activity. For example, an Achilles Tendinopathy is common in runners who have increased their training load at a too greater rate. Tennis Elbow is common in those who are frequently using their forearms in repetitive activities such as playing racquet sports, but even simply typing or using a mouse at work! More can be read about tendon pathologies by following the link here.
Treatment of tendinopathies often requires a period of de-loading, and treatment of tensile and compressive factors. Quite simply, you will often be required to rest the tendon, whilst your physiotherapist releases tight muscles with techniques such as massage therapy and dry needling, and improves your biomechanics. We are then required to strengthen the tendon in order for it to meet the demands that are being placed upon it. This may also involve strengthening the surrounding musculature in order to reduce the load applied to the injured tendon.
Your physiotherapist will often recommend a period of supervised exercise rehabilitiation for these conditions.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Should I Wear To My Appointment?
We always recommend that you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing for your physiotherapy appointments. You may also be required to expose the injured body part
(So if dealing with knee pain, try and wear shorts!)
What Is the Intensity of Each Session?
Your physiotherapist will be working you hard during your appointment. But as opposed to personal training, your rehabilitation will be directed only at targeted areas to rehabilitate your injury and prevent injury recurrence. Expect to work up a sweat and experience a mild amount of muscle soreness the next day.
When Should I See Results?
Best evidence will suggest that you should train your weaknesses 2-3x per week. Your rehabilitation should be gauged every 6 weeks (think, if you’re starting a gym program, it takes time to get these changes!). But, if we reassess your strength and mobility levels, we expect to see significant changes compared to your baseline measures every 6 weeks!
I Have Muscle Soreness. Is This Normal?
In Short. Yes.
Muscle soreness generally begins the next day. It should be a mild to moderate amount of soreness that generally dissipates within 1-2 days. If you are experiencing soreness for 3-4 days after your treatment, we have generally pushed things too hard. It is important to communicate this with your physiotherapist who can adjust your next training session.
For tendinopathy rehabilitation, it is important that your pain levels do not exceed a 4/10 level during your rehabilitation session, nor in the 24 hours following your exercise.