Passive treatment may provide symptomatic management until the body is able to heal itself. However, you are not treating the cause of the injury and it will likely return. There is a growing body of research supporting a more active approach to rehabilitation. Exercise is an integral component of any comprehensive physiotherapy treatment whether you are recovering from an injury or need rehabilitation following an orthopedic surgery.
Active care is the only way to achieve the following.
- Reactivate muscles that have been inhibited following injury/surgery
- Correct muscular imbalances that may have lead you to be injured in the first place
- Restore function back to pre-injury levels
Our goal at SHAPE is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, so that we can get you exercising and help prevent re-injury.
Are you worried about returning to your sport?
Our approach will help you to restore the strength, power, speed and agility needed to make you competitive again. Remember that the main principle the body functions on is the 'SAID principle (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands).
When you’re ready, our skilled therapists will work with you in the gym as they demand a little from your body. Over time your body adapts to these demands making you stronger and allowing you to handle whatever life requires of you. This will likely reduce your pain and prevent your injury from recurring.
Physiotherapists are skilled in assessing your body and its biomechanics.
They determine weaknesses, dysfunctional movement patterns and assess the parts of your body which require stretching in order for you to function normally and prevent pain.
This is the area of care that makes SHAPE special. Rehabilitation is an ongoing process and often requires exercise and stretching, making your body stronger and better able to eliminate pain and prevent re-injury. SHAPE is equipped with a full gym allowing us to rehabilitate patients at any stage of the healing process.
Health-care professionals such as our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors, specializing in human movement patterns, are constantly over-seeing your exercise protocol to ensure the safest and efficient programs are utilized to enhance your quality of life.