Muscle injuries and considerations for rehabilitation (Rehab requires…
Muscle injuries and considerations for rehabilitation
What components should I focus on for rehab?
We do not neglect the others
Based on needs analysis
Based on physiology, anatomy, function, MOI
Understand muscle physiology
Mechanosensetive - they respond and adapt to load
Rehab requires knowledge of anatomy and function
Origin, insertion, nerve supply
Surgical or conservative management
Severity G0 - G3
Single or multiple injuries
Which joint(s) do they cross? what will you need to work on?
Treatment follows POLICE protocol
Some swelling must take place in order to allow healing, however, we need to control.
Good blood supply = usually good healing
How will you reduce them?
S&S of muscle injuries
Very common in sport
Research and literature
How common are they in the sport you are involved with?
Recurrent - hamstrings within 1 month of return