At Proback, we are great believers in rehabilitation. Every patient who comes through our doors will be given a care plan based on their diagnosis. This plan will involve both in house treatments using our cutting edge technology, but also elements that call on the patient to perform simple home exercises and correction techniques.
Why is rehabilitation important?
The goal of rehabilitation is to improve the effectiveness of treatments, this can help to prolong the effects of the treatment, and sustain them in the long-term.
The mechanics of our bodies allow us to produce motion. The stability of this motion is needed to help us function at our best. We rely on our central nervous system, joints and muscles, but if one of these three parts isn’t working properly this will have a knock-on effect on the other two. This can mean the body may experience instability, loss of function and pain. Normally, it is a slow deconditioning of these systems that leaves us at a higher risk of injury. At Proback, we have an in-depth understanding of how this process happens over time. With pioneering clinical therapies at our disposal, we are unique in that we are able to help patients move away from the medical protocol of drugs and surgery.
What type of rehabilitation will I receive?
Once your examination has been completed, an initial phase of care will usually need to be completed before we recommend commencing exercises at home, this is to ensure there is an initial reduction of pain and an increase in stability. The purpose of this is to help you perform the exercises effectively. From there, rehabilitation will consist of exercises you should complete at home and spinal orthotics that will help restore curves in your spine.
How long does a rehabilitation programme last?
A rehabilitation programme length usually depends on the severity of a patient’s condition. Once our team have completed the initial examination, we can help you to identify realistic targets and a timeline to achieving them. It’s important to remember that if you’ve had a spinal problem for a number of months or years, it can take awhile to improve.
Can I continue to exercise or play sports during my treatment?
This can vary from patient to patient, and your practitioner will be able to make specific recommendations for your individual case. In general, high impact sports, such as rugby, or sports with a rigorous training programme should be avoided to begin with in order to avoid setbacks in treatment. For more low impact activities, unless these have been established as the cause of your injury, you may be able to continue your activity at a controlled pace but this would be worth discussing your practitioner.
“I feel stronger and the pain is gone”
“I was shocked at the difference after my first session.”
“My pain disappeared“