I did not feel I could “graduate” from physical therapy without closure by letting you all know how much I appreciate everything that you have done for me over the past several weeks. I feel that I am losing a special– if brief-family. From the first day I arrived, I have been treated with nothing but the utmost kindness and respect.
I was surprised at how quickly the pain left and my strength came back.
I can walk now, bend my knee, and use my leg any way I want to now and I could not do any of these before I came to Rehab Advantage
I have found a place with compassionate, skilled PT who are currently helping me. I had to leave my last PT because they just didn't get it.
I can practice soccer without pain. I am more flexible
I am more active without worry of precipitating pain.
I feel that I am not inhibited by pain at all after therapy.
Reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation are common goals in this phase of recovery. Injury protection, elevation, appropriate medications, compression, and patient education are important.
Pain-free passive, manual therapy, active range of motion, and cardiorespiratory exercises, are indicated here. Education about pain and a positive attitude may help.
Progressive loading of healing soft tissues, the reintroduction of low-stress neuromuscular reeducation, balance training, and basic functional activities are part of this rehabilitation phase.
Progressing strengthening exercises, improving flexibility, and advanced balance exercises are part of phase 4. Resuming functional movement (e.g. sports movements) occurs in this phase.
Functional movements are progressed, a controlled re-introduction to sports or challenging environments is initiated. Continued strengthening, flexibility, balance, endurance, and goal-specific training occurs during this phase. Education and future injury prevention are discussed.