Kinesiology & Sports Rehabilitation
What is Sport Rehabilitation?
Sport Rehabilitation helps those suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. The approach helps individuals maintain health and fitness, recover from and prevent injury, and reduce pain through exercise, movement and manual-based therapeutic interventions.
Sport Rehabilitation can help a range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: a rehabilitator's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.
What to expect from Sport Rehabilitation?
An initial consultation will offer an in-depth interview and physical assessment to identify an appropriate diagnosis, any predisposing factors to injury and any other health related disorders. Your rehabilitator will then use clinical reasoning to tailor a recovery plan to help you return to optimum function and physical activity. You can expect your Sport Rehabilitator to integrate advice, education and rehabilitation into all aspects of your life.
Sport Rehabilitators are trained to carefully record and protect all personal information, including sensitive information relevant to their condition as part of the treatment session.
What might my treatment include?
Treatment will incorporate evidenced based therapeutic interventions and exercise with the plan being monitored and modified where needed. This could include exercise rehabilitation, graded activity, manual therapy, workplace assessment and modification, massage, taping / bracing and electrotherapy.
Sport Rehabilitators will use a complete approach, considering the whole needs of the individual to allow optimal recovery and placing the patient at the centre of their own care.
What sets Sport Rehabilitators apart?
Sport Rehabilitators have a strong focus on biomechanics, exercise rehabilitation and returning patients to high levels of function. The overall skill set and focus is why the Ministry of Defence chooses BASRaT registrants for their most demanding exercise rehabilitation roles.
Sport Rehabilitation treats a range of injuries including:
- Back pain – lower back pain, sciatica, disc problems and more
- Pains and sprains in ankles, knees, shoulder groin, hip etc
- Post-operative rehabilitation - (spinal, shoulder and knee surgery, joint replacements)
- Total knee replacement rehabilitation
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Cruciate ligament rehabilitation
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries with an uncertain diagnosis
- Post spinal surgery
- Post trauma, including fractures
- Chronic pain
- Repetitive strain injuries