The team at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, are experts at functional rehabilitation. Whether you were injured when participating in a sports event, suffered an accident at work, or tripped during your daily walk, they can help repair the damage and then design a rehab program that keeps you functioning at peak performance. If you need functional rehabilitation and live in or near Frisco or Little Elm, call today for an appointment or schedule your visit using their convenient online service.
Functional Rehabilitation Q & A
What is functional rehabilitation?
Functional rehabilitation involves guided, therapeutic exercises that help improve your core stability, range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance. Simply put, functional rehabilitation helps you function. It may even prevent injuries from sidelining you in the future.
Why is functional rehabilitation necessary?
Functional rehab is often as necessary as the treatment you received to heal the injury or disease that brought you in for care in the first place.
An acute tendon sprain, muscle strain, or other musculoskeletal injury often means several weeks of decreased activity as you undergo treatment to repair the damage. This can lead to tightening of muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue structures to the point of dysfunction.
Chronic conditions such as disc problems in your lower back, knee arthritis, or neuropathy can also affect your activity level. These conditions can also throw your gait off balance. This often affects the alignment and function of other joints in your body. An ankle issue, for instance, that causes you to limp can create misalignment of your knees, hips, and lower back. This leads to pain and tightening of your muscles and ligaments as they seek to offset the imbalance.
Regardless of what caused the problem, functional rehabilitation can help restore the function of your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This relieves pain and stiffness and often motivates patients to move more.
What kind of exercises are part of functional rehab?
Our provider team designs functional rehabilitation programs that are tailored to fit your overall health and fitness level as well as the nature of the injury or condition you’re recuperating from.
Rehab plans often include:
- Strengthening exercises that help prevent further damage to your joints
- Flexibility and range-of-motion exercises that keep your joints, muscles, and other soft tissue structures moving freely
- Exercises designed to improve your balance and decrease your risk of falls
- Activity that improves your endurance or stamina
- Massage therapy to reduce muscular tension and stress
What types of conditions benefit from functional rehab?
Our full-service medical clinic in Frisco offers functional rehabilitation to help manage a number of conditions. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, a slip, and fall, or to help reduce pain caused by a chronic medical condition, our team is prepared to help.
Common conditions managed with functional rehabilitation include, but are not limited to:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Upper, mid, or low back pain
- Arthritis or joint pain
- Shoulder impingement
- Plantar fasciitis, foot pain, or ankle pain
As your local medical clinic for the Frisco community, the provider team at Regenesys Physical Medicine may also be able to make recommendations to improve the ergonomics at your workplace.
For an excellent functional rehabilitation plan to get you moving and keep you moving, call Regenesys Physical Medicine today for an appointment or book your visit online.
I have had to have physical therapy on and off for the past 12 years or more due to a spinal condition. I can most highly recommend Dr. Wilson and his staff.
Dr. Wilson is one of the most caring physicians I have encountered. He obviously enjoys his work and wants to do his very best to get his patients into recovery. Michael is an excellent physical therapist and trainer. He, too, shows how much he wants his patients to improve and sustain good health.
When I came in for my first visit, my neck was so stiff and sore that it was not even comfortable to sleep. After the first visit, all was so much improved that I knew I wanted to continue through the entire recommended protocol. I will continue to return to Regenesys going forward for therapy whenever needed. Do yourself a favor and give it a try!