Identifying The Right Treatment For Your Injury
Physical therapists need to identify and understand the injured structure and the extent of the injury before planning on treating it. The rehabilitation of an injured player should carefully and meticulously be evaluated regularly. Injuries are time-dependent, meaning that the normal healing process of the body follows a pattern of the acute phase, subacute phase, and the chronic phase.
- The acute phase involves the R.I.C.E. (Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation) notion, which lets healing take place and controls inflammation.
- The subacute phase is a control motion phase.
- The chronic phase is also a return to function phase in which the athlete gradually returns to pre-injury workout schedules.