Any active adult has, at some point, endured an injury; perhaps in the form of a pulled muscle, a wound or even a dislocated or broken bone; causing the body immediate pain as well as physical and mental stress. But it is important to remember that the long-term effects of a physical injury can go far beyond the inflicted pain itself. It is crucial that special attention is given to a proper rehabilitation process.
Rehabilitation aims at returning the patient to his/her regular physical schedule by safely restoring original range of motion. This could include, depending on the type of injury, gradual conditioning, strength training, and pain management.
Conditioning involves gradually building up exercise to gently restore original movement of the injured area. This is especially important for athletes, dancers, gymnasts –individuals for whom physical activity is intrinsic to career and lifestyle. In such cases, an injury is not only painful.It can also be frustrating to be away from one’s loved activity.Strength training is a valuable substitute and is effective during the time the body needs to rest and heal completely. It is a form of ‘cardio’ or aerobic exercise designed to restore fitness without aggravating existing injuries or creating new ones. This is a specialised kind of exercise. If needed, get in touch with a physiotherapist or a trainer to guide you through the process. Find detailed information here: http://saveyourself.ca/articles/strength-training.php
Pain management, for those whose healing processes may be significantly longer than others, is an entire branch of medicine by itself, also known as alglatry. It includes the work of medical practitioners, psychologists, and physiotherapists. Pain sometimes can be handled in a relatively short period of time once the underlying trauma or pathology has been treated. In the case of chronic pain caused by severe injury, one may require a longer pain management process. In cases where injury has been caused by a traumatic event, rehabilitation may also include treatment of the associated mental stress.
Severe injuries can cause psychological distress, including symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – a severe anxiety disorder, appearing as a result of a traumatic event. Strange though the combination may sound, studies have shown that PTSD is especially significant in children and soldiers.
Symptoms may be avoiding regular activities, insomnia, depression, irritability, etc. There are several kinds of treatment in addition to medication, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is important to note that treatment of PTSD can extend to the family and friends of the patient as well. Find detailed information here: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/post-traumatic-stress-disorder.htm
An injury is far more than the inflicted pain itself. Post-injury rehabilitation is a gradual process, addressing pain and it’s side effects, and providing support to the patient and his/her family. For yourself, or a loved one, consult a doctor, a physiotherapist and in some cases even a psychologist or psychiatrist to properly construct a rehabilitation plan suitable to a specific injury, to ensure a safe, quick and complete recovery!
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