Rehabilitation is concerned with restoring musculoskeletal function in patients with sub acute, chronic, recurrent and post operative conditions. Rehabilitation attempts to prevent or manage disability through functional restoration, work hardening, and psychosocial intervention. The basic goal of rehabilitation is to return the individual back to their baseline functioning. Neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation is composed of three basic phases.
Phase 1 or the acute phase focuses on stabilization of the injured part, pain control, promotion of soft tissue healing, and the reduction of inflammation or swelling.
Phase 2 or the sub-acute / recovery phase focuses on restoring physiologic capabilities such as flexibility, range of motion, muscular strength, muscular endurance, proprioception, and cardiovascular endurance.
Phase 3 or functional restoration focuses on the transition back to sport, leisure activity, or work.
All of TRCC’s practitioners include functional exercise rehabilitation programs in their treatment plans. We also design Custom Exercise Programs to help patients achieve their health or athletic goals.
An increasing number of research studies show massage therapy reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins and enkephalins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It can also hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise induced muscle injury.