STAGES OF REHABILITATION
It is important to understand that when rehabilitating injured soft tissues, these steps should be followed and a proper order established to ensure the fastest possible recovery without re-injury.
- Eliminate spasms and hypercontraction in the tissues with Neuromuscular Therapy/Massage
- Restore proper biomechanics with Movement Therapies with Movement Therapies with Stretching
- Rebuild the strength of the tissues with Exercise
- Build endurance with Conditioning Exercises
If rehabilitation is attempted without following this order, it is our experience that re-injury and setbacks usually occur. For example, if an injured person attempts weight training before the hypercontraction has been properly eliminated from the tissues, the result usually is that the tissues will re-spasm and the old pain patterns will recur.