The goal of our rehabilitation programme is to restore tissue function to the best extent in the shortest time, helping you return to your regular activity with minimal risk of re-injury
We help people overcome their injuries with osteopathy and exercise rehabilitation. A registered osteopath will asses your problems, offer you a treatment plan and (if needed) integrate modified STOTT PILATES® exercises for injury rehabilitation and/or prevention.
Our rehab exercises focus on restoring efficient movement patterns with the aim of improving your function. We do this by identifying and addressing any biomechanical compensatory patterns that correlate to your pain and dysfunction.
Most importantly, we are trained to observe and understand optimal and non-optimal movement strategies, and how these strategies correlate with pain and pathology. We follow a systematic movement based approach to neuromuscular re-education.
Finally, a resident osteopath will be able to diagnose, treat and provide you with a tailored exercise programme; all helping you overcome your pain.
You and your osteopath will work together to:
- assess the nature and extent of your problems
- set goals with you, based on what is most important to you
- provide treatment, support and advice
- regularly evaluate how you are progressing
Why do I need Rehabilitation?
The body repairs injured tissues with scar tissue, both externally and internally. Scars are physiologically weaker than the original tissue architecture, which often result in tissue and joint rigidity, chronic pain and greater chances of re-injury. Therefore, it is key to avoid rigidity that often occurs in response to pain after injury. Initially, total rest and tissue offloading is recommended in order to relieve the symptoms. However, these actions are clearly associated with negative outcomes. For example, decreased tissue tolerance and increased vulnerability to tissue re-injury.
Successful rehabilitation requires maintaining and restoring optimal mobility while improving stability an injured tissue during repair. Thus, the appropriate level of co-contraction is required in order to allow mobility to occur, while minimising stress.
What rehabilitation models do we follow?
We follow the STOTT PILATES® rehabilitation model. This approach is based on reestablishing dynamic control of the local and global muscular systems and restoring dynamic balance between stability and mobility.
Furthermore, an integrated Model of Function is used as a foundation for the clinical reasoning throughout our training.
Likewise, local and global muscle facilitation is achieved through the use of specific exercises and equipment. Skilled motor training principles guide client/patient education, verbal cueing, imagery and palpation. Content© Merrithew Corporation, used with permission.
Specific stabilisation training has been demonstrated to reduce pain, disability and recurrence rates for numerous musculoskeletal conditions
We offer osteopathy and exercise rehabilitation on one to one basis for:
• Spinal and peripheral joint rehabilitation – Back Pain, upper & lower extremities
• Postural construct
• Osteoporosis management
• Sports injuries
• Ante and post natal
• Movement for life 60+
Certainly, movement can make a profound difference in your health and provide you with a more evenly balanced and conditioned body. We strive to provide high-integrity solutions to help you fulfill your true potential.