Exercise and Rehabilitation

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Exercise & Rehabilitation

Combining appropriate exercises with treatment generally enhances recovery and reduces the likelihood of remission.(1,2)

The exerceises we prescribe and recommend are now available to view on our website.

We commonly advise stretching exercises first for mobility and pain reduction.

As pain reduces we prescribe strengthening or coordination exercises to rehabilitate the condition/injury and reduce the likelihood of a relapse. It is often helpful to start by rehabilitating the core and postural muscles even when a limb has been injured.

For specific conditions we may prescribe different exercises:

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy; exercises to recalibrate reflexes involved in balance, dizziness and vertigo(3)
  • Simple coordination exercises often with a cognitive element to address some imbalances found in nervous system activity.

Research

  1. NICE Guidelines: CG88 Low Back Pain. Quick Reference Guide.
  2. Clinical practice implications of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders: from concepts and findings to
    recommendations. Guzman J, Haldeman S, Carroll LJ, et al. Spine 2008;33(4 Suppl):S199-213
  3. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy, A Summary. Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 38, Issue 6, December 2008, Pages 479-487 Boyer, F.C.; Percebois-Macadre, L.; Regrain, E.; Leveque, M.; Taiar, R.; Seidermann, L.;
    Belassian, G.; Chays, A.

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