Physical Rehabilitation in Tucson
What is rehab?
Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a treatment option that’s usually recommended if you have injuries, or need to build strength in weaker areas of your body. The goal of rehab is to strengthen these areas to not only aid in the healing process, but also add stability to that part of your body
What are some injuries that improve with rehabilitation?
- Tendon injuries
- Damaged cartilage
- Pulled muscles
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
What are some of the benefits of rehabilitation?
If you’ve recently undergone orthopedic surgery, if you have a chronic degenerative condition — like certain types of arthritis — or if you need to heal after an injury you may benefit from rehab. It might seem inconvenient to head to rehab a few times each week, but it’s essential to your recovery. Rehabilitation helps:
- Prevent blood clots
- Improve joint mobility
- Increase muscle strength
- Improve flexibility
- Restore full range of motion
- Prevent future injuries
How long will I need rehabilitation?
It depends on your needs and how quickly you recover. Most patients start out by coming to rehab two to three times each week for at least 8 to 10 weeks. You also work on ways to get back into your normal routine at home and work, while learning tricks to improve pain and reduce inflammation between visits.