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Our Musculoskeletal system is the muscles and bones in our body, which help us to move, lift, and work with tools. Many injuries and diseases can damage our bones and muscles or make it harder to use them.
A musculoskeletal rehabilitation (rehab) program is a therapist-supervised program designed for people with impairments or disabilities due to disease, disorders, or injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones.
What Conditions Can Benefit From Musculoskeletal Rehab?
The Rehabilitation program can help you to recover strength and the ability to move your muscles and joints in order to improve the person's ability to function, reduce symptoms, and improve the person's overall well-being.Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation program are normally administered after an accident, injury, or disease that makes you less able to move your muscles or joints.
Some of the conditions that may benefit from musculoskeletal rehab may include the following:
- Tendon tears, such as Achilles tendon injuries and tears of the rotator cuff in the shoulder
- Trauma injuries, such as sprains, strains, joint dislocations, and fractures
- Back pain
- Bone tumors
- Repetitive stress injuries, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint injury and replacement
The Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program
A Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program is designed to meet the needs of the individual, depending on their complaint, problem or disease. Active involvement of the individual and family is vital to the success of the Rehabilitation program.The goal of rehabilitation programs to help the individual return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life —physically, emotionally, and socially.Musculoskeletal rehabilitation is a safe process, and your rehabilitation therapist can take steps to make sure that you are not injured during rehab.
To help reach these goals, programs may include the following:
- Fitting and care for casts, braces, and splints (orthoses), or artificial limbs (prostheses)
- Exercise programs to improve range of motion, increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and mobility, and increase endurance
- Gait (walking) retraining and methods of safe ambulation (including the use of a walker, cane, or crutch)
- Help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence•Patient and family education and counseling
- Pain management
- Stress management and emotional support•Ergonomic assessments and work-related injury prevention
How Is It Done Or Administered?
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation programs can begin while you are in the hospital. If your healthcare provider thinks you will need rehab after a surgery, the rehabilitation process may begin before the surgery. After you leave the hospital, you may continue at the outpatient rehabilitation center. As you recover, you will be able to go home and schedule visits with your physiotherapist.
When Will I Know The Results?
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program Is a long-term treatment. You will know the results over time as your ability to use your muscles, joints, and bones improves. Your physiotherapist will regularly perform evaluations to check your progress throughout the process.
What Are Follow-up Requirements And Options?
Your Rehab physician and physiotherapist will work with you to decide on follow-up options. If your injury is serious, your healthcare provider may refer you to an inpatient facility where you can get more help with your recovery. Once you are doing better, your healthcare provider may send you home and have you come in for follow-up appointments.The musculoskeletal rehabilitation process can take weeks or months. Good follow-up can help reduce the time you need to recover and make you more able to use your joints, muscles, and bones.