Active + Supportive Care

Active Care

Four types:

         + Acute Care

         + Remobilization

         + Reactivation

         + Rehabilitation

Acute Care

Acute Care is provided during the first few days following an injury. It is intended to relieve pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. Therapeutic modalities such as ice, electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound may be used to help achieve these results.

Remobilization

Remobilization is that stage of treatment directed at restoring optimal mobility and flexibility to your joints and muscles. Spinal manipulation (adjustments) and muscle release techniques are often used to accomplish these goals.

Reactivation

Reactivation care is when exercises and flexibility training are included in the treatment strategy. Scientific studies have shown that early introduction of exercise in the treatment process facilitates more rapid recovery from an injury and prevents recurrences.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the stage of care when more intensive training is necessary. This is the time when coordination, strength and endurance are emphasized. The goal of rehabilitation is to prevent recurrence of symptoms and re-injury. The ultimate objective of this treatment is to teach patients how to control symptoms through exercise and correct posture. Depending on the patient’s needs, one area may be emphasized.

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Supportive Care

After a patient has completed active care and has been discharged, supportive care may be indicated. This type of treatment is directed at assisting in controlling periodic flare-ups that may occur. Typically, a short course of treatment is indicated.

We are always available to you should you experience a period of symptom flare-up.

If you have not been seen in six months or longer, a brief examination will be performed.