15 Apr Injury Management
Despite all of your best efforts for injury prevention, there may still be times where you sustain an injury, so what should you do then?
Injury management and rehabilitation should start as soon as possible and one of the common things I have found as a physio was the lack of knowledge about what to do if you hurt yourself. I constantly get calls or messages from friends and family along the lines of … “I’ve hurt my knee, should I ice it? Or put heat on it? Keep moving? Or just rest?”
The correct answer is…it depends on what you have done! So that is why I developed my Physio Phebe Chatbot. It’s designed to help guide you through injury management and will tell you what you should do, what to avoid, who to see and when to see them. It’s free to use and you simply open your facebook messenger app and search Physio Phebe and follow the prompts. Try it now!
With an injury, the particular diagnosis will depend on what structures were damaged or overloaded and for example in relation to muscles, tendons & ligaments there are different grades of damage which equate with different healing times and different rehabilitation needs. For example some higher grade tears may initially require a period of immobilisation or support for healing/pain control. This may involve, for example, wearing a splint on your wrist. Guiding you through this process, along with (in some circumstances) performing manual treatment to facilitate your healing, is our main role as physiotherapists.
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