Services : Physical Rehabilitation Rehabilitation

 

FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION

Functional Rehabilitation ensures optimal biomechanical and neurophysiological function with its comprehensive physical rehabilitation approach. It is designed to adapt itself to each individual’s specific nerve, muscle and joint dysfunctions and correct them.

The human body is constantly adapting to its environment experiencing an ever-changing chain of events. When one part of the body experiences a trauma, this complex set of interactions is altered once again, potentially leading to further injury and trauma in adjacent locations. These will worsen and hamper recovery if not monitored and treated concurrently with the rehabilitation of the primary injury site.

Functional rehabilitation optimizes the patient’s experience by ensuring the implementation of a functional and reliably monitored rehab program in a first class facility.

Our practitioner's and clinical staff are devoted to providing an engaging chiropractic, physiotherapt, and rehabilitation experience for each patient for the entire duration of their treatment plan.

As a result of this type of progressive thinking, Precision Sports Medicine & Chiropractic is one of the only Performance Health Centers in the Walnut Creek area.

Services : Physical & Functional Rehabilitation

 

PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

Physical rehabilitation is an extension of the traditional elements of physiotherapy, the purpose of which is to return the patient to highly complex movement patterns such as athletics. As well as the traditional elements of physiotherapy such as strength and flexibility, the physical rehabilitation program incorporates agility and proprioceptive/kinesthetic training, which enables the patient/athlete to participate at preinjury levels of activity while reducing the risk of recurrent injury.

The physical rehabilitation program is designed to progress the patient/athlete from simple activities, such as walking or jogging, to highly complex activities that require refined levels of proprioceptive acuity. The final phase of the physical rehabilitation program is determining when the patient/athlete is ready to resume participation in their respective sport or activity.

This is a very important and sometimes overlooked component of the physical rehabilitation program. The decision for returning an patient/athlete to participation is made using objective assessments of function that simulate a specific sport or daily life activity.

 

PHASES OF REHAB

Phase I : Manage pain and swelling with ice (cryotherapy), by removing aggravating movement patterns when possible, and with the use of ultrasound and electro-stimulation where necessary.

Phase II : Begin Range of Motion (ROM) and resume cardiovascular training.

Phase III : Restore Range of Motion, improve strength and endurance, proprioception, continue cardiovascular training.

Phase IV : Restore strength, add sport specific movements with progression of velocity of these movement patterns to game speed. Return to sport.


 

Dr. Matock believes that return to sports and/or daily life activity should be done gradually.