Recovery from acute injury

This is a recent injury, unlike chronic injuries, those old traumas for which we retain after-effects such as pain.

Tendonitis, tear, fracture, sprain, bursitis… the list goes on. Injuries can be bone, joint, muscle, ligament or nerve. Of course, they can cause pain, but also weakness and lack of mobility. Physiotherapy can help us to tolerate pain better, but also to regain strength and mobility.

Following an injury, a visit to a doctor or physiotherapist is necessary. This could result in restrictions, such as temporary immobilization (a cast or splint that prevents us from moving) or a ban on certain activities or movements. These restrictions can unfortunately lead to deconditioning, and also to the accumulation of “bad habits” or compensations. Physiotherapy is not only used to regain our abilities lost as a result of the injury, but also takes care of the “collateral damage” that can occur as a result of imposed restrictions.

For people with a neurological condition, the impact of the injury may be greater or lesser. The rehabilitation process is often more complex and slower. It is important to make sure you have a professional who is familiar with your condition and the challenges you were already living with before this trauma. He or she will be able to recommend adapted exercises, direct you to programs that meet your needs, use equipment that facilitates healing while helping to minimize pain. Neuro-Concept’s physiotherapists are there to help you.

Here are a few examples explained by blogger and physiotherapist Denis Fortier on fractures and sprained ankles.