Your medical team at Louisville Medical Center will assess your health issues and concerns to create a customized rehabilitative care plan for you.
Rehabilitative therapy helps heal many health conditions:
Here’s what happens when you become injured:
When you suffer an injury – whether it’s your back, neck, leg or hip – your body immediately adjusts for the injury. You may walk with a limp or favor your other knee or arm. You may lean to one side when you stand, sit or kneel. These are all normal habits that we apply to compensate for a decreased range of motion or to avoid pain and discomfort.
And while you and your body are adapting to your new injury, certain muscle groups are essentially being overworked to counteract the damage. The muscles that are normally active begin to weaken, and the adjoining muscle groups become tense due to the extra utilization. This upheaval in muscle utilization sends your entire body out of balance, which results in improper posture. If this new muscle relationship persists without repair, your body will certainly show additional external and internal signs of distress.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also called physiatry, focuses on treatment, healing, and prevention of physical disorders – especially those connected to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain. The main purpose of rehabilitation is to reestablish some or all of the physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness or disease.
Once we identify the root cause of your pain, dysfunction or other health symptoms, we’ll design a rehabilitation plan to help you regain as much physical ability and range of motion as possible.
Here’s what you can expect from rehabilitative therapy:
Your exercise program will be developed with some or all of the following purposes:
Whether you are suffering from a medical illness or a physical injury, rehabilitative therapy can help heal your condition and prevent future injury or reinjury. To accomplish this, we’ll assess your medical and physical condition, record your health history, and evaluate any pain or discomfort that you are feeling. Once we have the complete picture, we can begin to create a customized healing plan for you.
Your individual rehabilitation plan may include several modes of treatment:
Are you ready to begin healing – and prevent future injuries, too?
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