Class Schedule March- April 2017
Exercise Therapy Can Assist With:
- Injury Prevention
- Soft tissue and Musculoskeletal Injuries (acute and chronic)
- Recovery following surgery
- Post stroke
- Recovery from Brain Injury
- Depression and Anxiety Disorders
- Improving and maintaining cardiovascular health
- Improving and maintaining muscular strength, muscular endurance, and Flexibility
- Improving overall health and wellness
- Reducing or maintaining body weight
- Controlling Blood Sugar (helpful for diabetics)
- Sport Specific Training
Benefits of Exercise following an Injury:
Research shows that gentle movement and exercise of the injured part should be started as soon as possible following an injury. Exercise will help to decrease pain, restore the full range of movement, help the injured part regain full strength, and recover the endurance of the muscles, which may have been affected by the injury. Balance exercises are also important to restore control of the limb. Early intervention of exercise speeds up the recovery of musculoskeletal disorders as well as following orthopaedic surgery.
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, exercise, and the relationships between physical activity and health. A Registered Kinesiologist applies the principles of physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, psychology, and sociology to improve performance and function.
What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is the process of restoring a person to their highest level of functioning following injury, surgery or illness. Through re-learning and re-training programs, our patients aim to achieve their maximum strength and function, to reach their individual goals.
To be able to actively participate in their recovery, patients must be medically stable. Inpatient rehabilitation is suitable for patients who have a functional incapacity, involving personal or domestic activities of daily living, particularly following recent illness or surgery. Outpatient rehabilitation is suitable for patients who are independent with personal and domestic activities of daily living and able to care for themselves in their home environment.
During your rehabilitation we individually tailor and gradually graduate your program, as short term goals are achieved, to maximise your independence in persuit of your long term goal of either returning home, or simply getting back on your feet.