Whether you’re coming off an injury or surgery, rehabilitation is a critical part of your recovery. Takura Tela, DC, offers personalized rehabilitation services at True Kings (TK) Healthcare in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Tela combines physical therapy, chiropractic care, and a holistic approach to wellness to help you recover and return to your regular activities. Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or schedule a consultation online today.
Rehabilitation Q & A
Rehabilitation is a type of physical medicine that focuses on helping you recover from injury, surgery, or other health issues. It includes therapeutic exercises, stretches, and other activities in a customized program tailored to address your needs.
- Rehabilitation helps you rebuild strength, flexibility, and stamina. It’s often a critical part of recovering from conditions that cause pain or inhibit your mobility from your neck to your feet.
Prepare for surgery
While many people associate rehabilitation with recovery, you can also benefit from rehabilitation programs to prepare for surgery. Dr. Tela can help you improve your strength and flexibility so you can recover rapidly and with less pain and disruption after an operation.
Recover from surgery or injury
Dr. Tela also provides personalized rehabilitation programs to help you recover after surgery or an injury. For example, you might need to rebuild strength and flexibility following:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Back injuries
- Labral tears
- Joint replacements
- Spinal surgery
You should contact Dr. Tela if you have reduced mobility and pain after an injury and want to discover if rehabilitation can help you get back to your regular activities.
Every treatment plan is unique, but there are usually several stages in a rehabilitation program.
Dr. Tela begins with a thorough physical exam to evaluate your needs. This assessment allows him to tailor your rehabilitation program to address your specific needs.
After an injury or surgery, Dr. Tela works with you, using gentle, passive range-of-motion movements to preserve mobility in the affected area. The goal is to keep your muscles and connective tissue supple during the early stages of healing.
The second stage of rehabilitation focuses on restoring your range of motion. Dr. Tela continues to use passive movements to increase your mobility. You might begin to use active movements toward the end of this stage of rehabilitation.
Finally, as you progress through your program, you and Dr. Tela settle on an active range of motivation exercises and gradually add resistance to rebuild your strength.
Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online today to learn more about your rehabilitation options.