The cornerstone of a good rehabilitation is understanding the needs of the patient and their desired outcomes via a goals-based approach.
At Southern Riverina Physiotherapy we take this goals-based approach to design a pathway for the restoration of your optimal function and encourage early rehabilitation.
We aim to minimise the effect of the injury, and to mitigate its impact on you, both functionally and personally.
We develop a tailored plan to suit your aims and abilities and work within the framework you the patient have set within your goals.
Initially, we focus on pain management and work with your General Practitioner to ensure you can actively participate in your recovery process.
Secondly we focus on increasing the range of motion of the affected area if its
limiting factor is stiffness.
Strength is the next stage, and is hugely important, as the area affected is likely to have suffered deconditioning.
Fourth, we work with you to assist you to regain balance/proprioception of the affected area to ensure it meets the demands of your goals.
Lastly, we incorporate these into the functional task, as a goals-based means inline with your initial aim of rehabilitation.