Rehabilitation is a word known to practically everyone who has suffered some serious injury or has problems with the spine. It consists of a number of systematically repeated exercises, massages or treatments that will ultimately restore full fitness and get rid of discomfort when moving. Appropriate rehabilitation should be carried out under the supervision of specialists, or as recommended by them at home. Following the instructions of physicians or physiotherapists is necessary for it to bring the expected results. What types of rehabilitation exist and what is worth knowing about it?
Rehabilitation more frequent than you think
Victims of traffic accidents are the most common guests in rehabilitation clinics, where specialists often help them to get back on their feet. Legs and backs, as well as joints, knees and ankles are most often subjected to rehabilitation. Past injuries resulting from accidents or fractures qualify for rehabilitation treatment, however it should be dictated by a doctor’s appointment and appropriate consultation. It is also important that the more recent the injuries are, the greater the chance of recovery. This particularly applies to joints, knees and ankles, because the trauma acquired and disregarding it most often begins to come back in the form of discomfort many years after the accident. Rehabilitation alone is obviously not the most pleasant one, but it is really the only way to recover and recover. After accidents, we most often receive referrals to the National Health Fund for post-accident rehabilitation, but distant registration deadlines and long queues are irrelevant to effective actions. We then have several other options.
Unlike outpatient clinics and rehabilitation facilities, which are reimbursed and thus free of charge for patients, private rehabilitation is most often carried out immediately or in the very near future. And although you often have to pay a lot of money for it, restoring health and full fitness after an accident or injury is definitely worth the price. In such places, you can choose rehabilitation in accordance with your needs and in consultation with an orthopedist or physiotherapist, so that the exercises and treatments quickly restore efficiency to damaged tissues. Rehabilitation in such places is also recommended for people who have chronic back pain – difficulties in getting to a state institution and underestimating the topic can have a very bad effect on health and have a number of unpleasant consequences. The prices of such services depend, of course, on the type of treatments or exercises performed, however, recovery and getting rid of pain while moving are definitely a priority.
Home rehabilitation – is it possible?
Many people who cannot afford rehabilitation under the guidance of a specialist in private facilities decide to make a one-time visit to a physiotherapist, who presents an action plan, gives guidelines for exercises and determines the frequency of their performance. A certain group of physical activities is also often indicated for some conditions that are subject to rehabilitation, and you may as well do them at home. For example, exercises for the spine ordered by the physiotherapist can be successfully repeated at home, on a sports mat spread out on the floor. And while nothing can replace the massage and exercises performed by a specialist, in some cases great results can be achieved at home alone. However, one should remember about the regularity and appropriate technique and frequency of performed exercises. Only this will give you the right results. For some, regular yoga also helps significantly, which is designed to strengthen muscles, and also beneficially affects the strength of joints, knees and bones. He practices the whole body, though such training seems undemanding. In this regard, however, it is worth consulting a doctor and a rehabilitator to rule out possible contraindications to this form of rehabilitation of damaged limbs.
What is worth remembering?
Good and effective rehabilitation requires time, dedication and diligence in performed exercises. It is not possible to see the results after the first few trainings or treatments. The body often needs regeneration for at least a few months or even years, so it’s worth giving yourself the right amount of time, and systematically training and undergoing treatments. Depending on the trauma, the time it will take to recover fully may change. Not all injuries can also be cured, but the discomfort is certainly yes. However, one thing is certain – if we conscientiously follow the doctor’s and physiotherapist’s recommendations, and also take the whole process seriously, we will certainly be able to get back into shape quickly and regain efficiency before the accident.