The Back-to-Health rehabilitation program is a 5 step rehabilitation program for orthopaedic injuries that consist of the following five steps
Step 1: Physical evaluation to determine the extent of the injury as well as posture and muscle imbalances that can aggravate or cause the problem.
Step 2: The prescription of a rehabilitation program that address lifestyle changes and include an exercise program designed to improve strength, range of movement and functional ability.
Step 3: Supervised training to ensure a good understanding and execution of the exercises. These exercise sessions are continuously used to monitor improvement and shortcomings and adaptations to exercises are made.
Step 4a: Exercise on your own at home or at an exercise facility of your choice once you have gained enough strength, confidence and knowledge to exercise on your own.
Step 4b: Continue with supervised training or your own, in smaller groups or by joining our clinical pilates or buddie rehab classes. You can also make us of rehab hour at the gym.
Step 5: Maintain exercise program and lifestyle changes to experience improved quality of life.
With this program we aim to provide each patient with the best chance of recovery and regaining quality of life.
When suffering from orthopaedic injuries or chronic bone and joint problems it can become a disabling condition robbing you from experiencing quality of life.
Research studies repeatedly showed that a few lifestyle changes, having good posture and regular exercise can significantly improve quality of life and decrease pain.
We address these needs with our Back to Health Progressive rehabilitation program.
It is a comprehensive five step program with which we aim to address all the needs and difficulties people encounter when embarking on a rehabilitation program.
Often people do the initial rehabilitation but fail to continue with maintenance rehabilitation, improving quality of life and preventing a recurrence of the injury.
Although you don’t need to complete all five steps, better and longer term effects will be obtained if you do.
• Orthopaedic problems like low back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee ankle and foot
• Chronic conditions like mechanical low back pain, degenerative knee and hip problems
• Pre-and post-surgery programs for knee and hip replacements and arthroscopies
• Overuse and growth plate injuries in children by correcting muscle imbalances and cross training
• Sport injuries – final phase rehabilitation and prevention