Why is Rehabilitation Important?
Rehabilitation is the process of regaining full function after an injury. The process involves restoring a patient's strength, flexibility, endurance, and more. Typically, this is achieved through a custom rehabilitation plan that involves a number of exercises and drills. While it's sometimes overlooked by some people, rehab is vital following an injury. At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, clinical director Dr. Dwane Allen and his team offer functional rehabilitation to men, women, and children in Flower Mound, Irving, and Carrollton, TX. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our Lewisville, TX office.
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What Can I Expect from Functional Rehab?
As soon as it's safe, you should begin rehabilitation exercises. At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, we suggest starting rehab after the initial inflammatory phase, which lasts about 72 hours. Most exercises should be done without causing pain; however, there are a few exceptions. Dr. Allen doesn't suggest the phrase "no pain, no gain," as this is often not true as pain is the body's way of telling you to stop or slow down. If ignored, you could do further damage. There are generally three phases of rehab, which include:
- Phase 1: The first phase of rehabilitation involves beginning gentle exercises that promote healing to the damaged area. This is not a phase that should be rushed as it can cause re-injury.
- Phase 2: The second phase of rehab involves slowly loading the injured area to develop tensile strength, which will produce healed tissue that can withstand daily strains and stresses.
- Phase 3: The final stage of rehabilitation is where the injured area adapts and is stressed out during functional exercises that will ensure the damaged area is ready to get back to normal everyday activities.
Don't Live with Pain
If you've recently injured yourself, you may think rehabilitation is not important. However, in order to prevent further damage now or in the future, rehab is vitally important. At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, clinical director Dr. Dwane Allen and his team offer functional rehabilitation to their Plano, Lewisville, and Flower Mound, TX patents. If you've recently suffered an injury and are wondering if you need functional rehabilitation, contact our Lewisville, TX office today to schedule a consultation.