I am a retired physician in my 70s with significant arthritis. I have had two knee replacements and a spinal fusion. I have had PT at numerous facilities. The physical therapy care at Proactive is the best I have ever had.
Every time I come to town, I make an appointment to see Allison. I wish I lived closer as I/ve not been able to find a therapist like her anywhere else!
The office is friendly and welcoming - and also newly remodeled. They offer excellent evidence-based care with the best technology in the Springs. Great care here!
Reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation are common goals in this phase of recovery. Injury protection, elevation, appropriate medications, compression, and patient education are important.
2 Introduce Movement
Pain-free passive, manual therapy, active range of motion, and cardiorespiratory exercises, are indicated here. Education about pain and a positive attitude may help.
Progressive loading of healing soft tissues, the reintroduction of low-stress neuromuscular reeducation, balance training, and basic functional activities are part of this rehabilitation phase.
4 Functional Retraining
Progressing strengthening exercises, improving flexibility, and advanced balance exercises are part of phase 4. Resuming functional movement (e.g. sports movements) occurs in this phase.
5 Recovery & Prevention
Functional movements are progressed, a controlled re-introduction to sports or challenging environments is initiated. Continued strengthening, flexibility, balance, endurance, and goal-specific training occurs during this phase. Education and future injury prevention are discussed.
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