Rehabilitation can help patients that are suffering from both acute and chronic injuries. An acute injury will develop suddenly but infrequently, while a chronic injury occurs more often and is long-term.
Acute Injuries: Acute injuries usually involve a sprain or strain of soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, or bone fractures. Rehabilitation typically consists of stretching and exercises that will strengthen the injured area without making it worse.
Chronic Injuries: Chronic injury rehabilitation differs substantially from the traditional acute injury rehabilitation. Most chronic problems can be treated conservatively with appropriate rehabilitation treatment and medical care. These treatments are composed of various techniques that focus on strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, and body mechanics instruction.
Our physical medicine in Oceanside can also help the patient to understand the underlying cause of their pain.