Physical Rehabilitation Therapy
Physical Therapy St. Charles, IL: Physical rehabilitation is an important part of the treatment plan for many conditions. Physical rehabilitation is also used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent further injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent re-injuries.
Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Core stability muscles are also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
Improve Flexibility and Balance While Healing
Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. Along with physiotherapy building muscle strength and aiding in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility, a vital part of maintaining a sound body.
Balance sometimes can be difficult after injury and the body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas, ultimately throwing the body off-balance in some way just from daily activities.
When someone does have an injury, the ability to balance is sometimes slowed down following an injury and needs to be re-trained. It is also important for some people who have poor generally balance reaction times and are significantly more prone to injuries.
Benefits of Exercise Rehabilitation:
- Strengthens muscles
- Promotes flexibility
- Aids in balance
- Speeds up recovery
- Balances the body
- Prevents other injuries
Meet Physical Therapist Aparna Sekhar
Aparna Sekhar graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal dysfunction, post-surgical rehab, wellness and prevention, chronic pain and prenatal and postpartum women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Section on Orthopedics. Aparna is currently working towards her Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum PT (CAPP-OB) through the APTA Section on Women’s Health. In her free time Aparna enjoys spending quality time with her family and traveling. She also dabbles in classical music and yoga.
Additional Injury Rehabilitation Therapies
Dr. Mani and Dr. Seema are unbelievably knowledgeable, hospitable, and overall wonderful people. Their business is leading their clients toward a healthy lifestyle with the ability to consider, diagnose, and treat from a variety of different angles: chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, massage, and physical therapy, to name just a few. I can not offer a higher recommendation to Dr. Mani and Dr. Seema – they are outstanding people with a passion for helping others live healthier lifestyles that is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in the health field – ever!