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Active Rehabilitation

Active Rehabilitation Specialist in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC

Active rehabilitation is a fantastic therapy to help you learn and focus on doing your tasks yourself. Our specialists at Prosper Health & Rehab can help you recover, feel free to call us or visit us today to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at your nearest places in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC.

Active Rehabilitation Specialist Near Me in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC
Active Rehabilitation Specialist Near Me in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC

Table of Contents:

What is active rehabilitation?
What are the stages of active rehabilitation? 
Who is a good candidate for active rehabilitation? 
Why is active rehabilitation important?

What is active rehabilitation?


Active rehab is a recovery-based therapy that allows clients to play quite an active role while they rehabilitate. Our clients are able to participate almost fully during their rehab, as it is directed towards their history, injury, and current abilities. The main goal of active rehabilitation is to increase the client’s function and overall strength. Active rehabilitation often uses different types of exercises and stretching techniques, as well as cognitive exercises, rest, and nutrition to actively rehabilitate the client back to a more mobile, and stable self.

Active rehabilitation at Prosper Health & Rehab often focuses on, but is not limited to using mobility, strength, stability, and endurance training with our clients during specific exercises and progression techniques to allow them to meet their goals.

What are the stages of active rehabilitation? 


There are 4 stages of active rehabilitation, they include:

1. To start, we want to ensure that recovery is the first step, as we want to minimize any further damage that may have occurred during the initial injury, and let the body start the healing process naturally. The body’s immediate reaction when an injury occurs is to become inflamed and radiate pain.

2. Recovery following an injury or surgery is crucial, as the pain and swelling can often make it quite difficult for the injured body part to move like it once could. Often specific exercises that target soft tissue and joint mobilization training will occur that will be prescribed by your occupational therapists to start the early stages of recovery, which is a range of motion.

3. After an injury, many people will begin to think that just allowing the injury to rest until it is completely healed is best, when the recovery period, if gone on too long can result in the muscle becoming weak, and your loss of endurance is gone. The key to maximizing active rehabilitation is to perform specific exercises that will allow the targeted area to minimize the aggravation that occurs there after an injury or surgery and can last anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.

4. Finally, the last step involves recovering back to what your normal function was and returning to normal duties, and play. Often this stage of rehabilitation will focus on restoring the coordination and balance that you may have lost, physiotherapy, improving your agility, speed, and specific skills that are progressing from simple treatment to much more complex treatment.

Who is a good candidate for active rehabilitation? 


Active rehabilitation is a fantastic therapy for many individuals who may be suffering from chronic pain, an injury, or a physical disability, this is because active rehabilitation is able to help you heal your body with your help.

Active rehabilitation is quite beneficial to athletes, sporty people, and individuals who work with heavy lifting and a lot of activities during the day. Active rehabilitation is focused on your needs, and what areas can help strengthen and allow you to stay fitter for longer.

Active rehabilitation provides many benefits to individuals who seek out the treatment, as it allows you to recover faster than other treatments due to the reduction and build-up of lactic acid, which is mainly responsible for the pain and discomfort you are feeling after an intense workout.

Each exercise is customized to reduce the build-up of the lactic acid within the muscles by improving the types of blood flow to the affected regions. Active rehabilitation also enhances the lymph flow to these affected regions to help them to rehabilitate faster by removing any toxins and other harmful chemicals which often accumulate at the injured site(s), by doing this, will accelerate your recovery.

Why is active rehabilitation important?


Active rehabilitation is a focus on exercise-based therapy, but may also include other therapies as well. The main goal of active rehabilitation is to teach you how to exercise safely and include stretching, clinical counseling, strengthening, and self-care which will help you to stay pain-free, and even return to pre-accident levels faster.

Active rehabilitation is often recommended by many different physicians including a primary physician, chiropractor, and physiotherapist due to the positive outcome of this specific type of rehabilitation. If you have become injured, dealing with a disability, or have conditions that you may feel have changed the way you are able to continue dealing with things, Prosper Health is here to help! For more information, call us or visit us today to book an appointment. We have convenient locations near you in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC.

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