Exercise rehabilitation and movement
re-education   

Exercise rehabilitation and movement
re-education

Exercise, and more specifically, moving correctly with exercise, plays a vital part in physiotherapy. When a tissue is injured, its quality has been impeded, which results in pain and inflammation. Pain is our body’s way of alerting us that something requires addressing. Inflammation is a natural cycle our body undergoes to address the problem.

When our body is healing during an acute injury, the injured tissues pass through various stages of repair, which overlap in their timeframe, which is individual to each person. During the stages of healing, the body lays down scar tissue to act as a scaffold to provide the area with some integrity. The scar tissue is laid haphazardly which impedes the natural function of the muscle tissue. By correctly applying exercise to each stage of recovery and restoring correct movement patterns, it ensures the scar tissue is laid down along the lines of stress thereby limiting the chances of adhesions and restrictions in functions.

Chronic problems can require more input due to either the mis-management of an acute injury or the development of poor movement mechanics in daily living. As a result of an increasing number of occupations being desk based for example, it can lead to aches and pain in areas of our body’s such as the neck, lower back, shoulders and hips. The additional pressure on these areas can stimulate pain receptors. Pain can change how we move because we try to avoid pain. This changes our movement pattern, which can increase stress on another part of our body (movement compensation). Our aim is to help restore the integrity of the muscle and give you a foundation of exercises from which to build the strength of the muscle and surrounding area as well as retraining the correct movement pattern.