Recovery & Rehabilitation
Recovery and rehabilitation means something different to almost every patient. And medical professionals have a variety of different ways to evaluate both recovery and rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation: Not Just for Athletes
Returning to “peak performance” can mean returning to a full work week (without the need to rely on pain medications) or it can mean returning to independent living. Or, certainly, it can mean returning to the sports field (or track, or court) to be as competitive as ever.
Dr. David Irvine and the entire staff here at Missouri Orthopedics specialize is treating a wide variety of patients, with a wide variety of injuries and chronic conditions. We strive to understand each individual patient’s condition, extent of the injury, and set realistic – but optimistic – goals for recovery.
Activity Can Continue After Treatment, During Recovery and Rehabilitation
We have seen many patients who have put off orthopedic exams and treatments because they thought that once treatment (or surgery) was needed, it signaled the end of particular activities. But that’s simply not the case.
Advances in understanding human physiology, as well as advances in orthopedic treatment, mean that today’s procedures provide a means to a more active lifestyle – not the end of activity.
Anytime you have joint pain or limited movement, it affects your overall health. Our goal it to increase your joint strength and mobility, so you can return to your sport (or work, or previous level of activity, in any aspect of life) with better overall function and a reduced chance of further injury.
That’s the real goal of recovery and rehabilitation – can’t we all agree?
Don’t wait to take care of yourself. Contact us for an evaluation so we can help you get back to working, playing, and living life the way you want to.