Physical rehabilitation is a program that helps people regain body functions they lost due to medical conditions or injury. This term is often used to describe the whole medical team, not just the doctors. Rehabilitation can help many body functions including movement or mobility.
What are the benefits of Physical Rehabilitation?
Your provider may write you a prescription for if you have a chronic degenerative condition or to heal after an injury. While it may seem inconvenient to go to rehab a few times a week it is essential to your recovery. Physical Rehabilitation helps:
- Prevent Blood Clots
- Improve Joint Mobility
- Increase Muscle Strength
- Improve Flexibility
- Restore Range of Motion
- Prevent Future Injuries
What to expect during the Physical Rehabilitation?
If you have never been to Rehabilitation you might be wondering what to expect during your appointment. A provider at First Choice Integrated Healthcare will begin by asking you a few questions regarding your health history, pain and medical conditions. A physical exam will be preformed to determine the level of mobility. From there the staff will put together a comprised set of exercises and stretches to be done in the office.
It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to preform the exercises. Depending on the severity it can take several weeks to before benefits can be experienced.