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To help individuals recover from illness, injury, surgery, stroke, cardiac events or other medical issues and regain functional independence lost to these events, our clinicians can perform different types of rehabilitation therapy.
The following types of rehabilitation therapy are commonly used in treatment plans and are designed to help an individual meet their goals:
This type of rehabilitation therapy works to improve movement dysfunction. Therapists work with patients to restore movement, strength, stability, or functional ability and reduce pain through targeted exercise and a range of other treatment methods.
This form of therapy focuses on restoring an individual’s ability to perform necessary daily activities. This may mean working to improve fine motor skills, restore balance, or assist patients in learning how to increase their functional ability via use of adaptive equipment, amongst other rehabilitative tools.
Private health fund rebates can be claimed from most health funds for physiotherapy, aquatic physiotherapy, and hydrotherapy. However, the amount you can claim on this service is dependent on the policies outlined by your health fund provider. At all of our wellness centres nation-wide, AHP Connect accepts most major health funds and payment types, including Medibank, Bupa, and HBF. If you require hydrotherapy under the CTP Insurance Scheme or after sustaining a Workcover injury, your fee may also be subsidised.
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Rehabilitation refers to the variety of therapies and support services available to people following an injury, chronic health condition, or surgery.
The main three types of rehabilitation are:
Sports related injuries are one of the most common types of injuries, and typically affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues. The recovery process following a sports related injury can be a long and difficult journey without the structure of a rehabilitation process. A rehabilitation process must occur in stages, with each stage addressing significant rehabilitation goals that align with the healing process. While sports injury treatment does not take a one-size-fits-all approach, there are some general guidelines to follow in order to maximise the chances of a successful recovery.
Rehabilitation after sustaining an injury is a slow step-by-step process that aims to help you recover. Rehabilitation can help to improve mobility, increase strength, relearn skills, or find new ways of doing things. The general purpose of rehabilitation is to help you lead as good a life as possible, pain-free.
The recovery time for a muscle injury depends on the severity of the damage. For a mild strain, you may be able to return to normal activities within a few days to a week, however, for more sever strains, recovery can take several weeks or even months.
Generally, the recommendation for those who have been injured is to start rehab with range-of-moth exercises around 72 hours after injury. The rehabilitation period can continue for a period of up to several weeks or months.
It is important to consult with a trained physiotherapist to obtain accurate advice and diagnosis on your injury.
Rehabilitation post-surgery can be a lot easier and smoother when solid muscle work has been done prior.
Typically, upon reaching a diagnosis and being informed that surgery is required clients will do a lot less work on their injury, usually stopping all activities and resting their knee whilst they wait for surgery day. The issue with this is that the ‘unused time’ for muscles, cartilage, and ligaments can have a negative impact on the recovery process post-surgery. In addition to this, clients will also have to begin rebuilding movement and muscles from an even lower baseline, if pre-surgery rehabilitation has not occurred.
Evidence-based studies show that pre-surgery rehabilitation often leads to better outcomes, easier recovery, and in some cases can deem surgery unwarranted.