Rehab Programme for 2 common injuries

Rehab Programme for 2
common injuries
P6/ M3
Further Info…
Create a rehab programme for both injuries. Your plan
must include: • Signs & Symptoms of the injury •
First Aid Treatment for the injury • The stages of
Rehab • Methods to Improve Range of Motion
• Methods to Improve Strength • Psychological
Considerations • Your own medical form o
Consent and personal details (medical history,
allergies) o Tracking progress (i.e. SMART
goals, review dates)
Injury Rehabilitation
Phases of an Injury
The stages that follow an injury can be classified into 5 phases:
Phase 1
0-20 minutes
Immediate Post-Injury
Phase 2
0-72 hours
Acute Phase
Phase 3
3-10 days
Sub-Acute Phase
Phase 4
Dependent on severity of
Active Rehabilitation Phase
Phase 5
Dependent on severity of
Functional / Sports Specific
Phase 1 – Immediate Post-Injury
Aims of the treatment during Phase 1 are to:
Assess the injury
Prevention of initial swelling
Protect the injured part from further
Treatment should involve
(we looked at this in Topic 3)
Phase 2 – Acute Phase
Aims of the treatment during Phase 2 are to:
Control bleeding & swelling
Reduce pain
Protect from further damage
Apply modifications if required (e.g.
Crutches if non-weight bearing
Offer advice
Treatment should involve P.R.I.C.E.
(We looked at this in Topic 3)
Phase 3 – Sub-Acute Phase
Aims of the treatment during Phase 3 are to:
Absorb swelling & products from
inflammation (e.g. dead cells)
Hot & cold therapy
Promote healing & assist growth of
new cells
Hot & cold therapy
Protect from further injury
Use of bandages, crutches etc
Develop scar tissue
Soft tissue stretching
Introduce non-weight bearing
mobilisation exercises
Range of motion exercises
Introduce non-weight bearing
strengthening exercises
Strengthening exercises
Phase 4 – Active Rehabilitation
Aims of the treatment during Phase 4 are to:
Remobilise the joint & increase the
range of motion
Range of motion exercises
Re-strengthen the muscles acting
on the joints
Strengthening exercises
Increase the extensibility of scar
Protect form further damage or
Bandages / strapping
Walking aids (crutches)
Partial weight bearing
Maintain endurance & fitness of the Modernise exercise programme to
rest of the body
include alternative exercise e.g.
Swimming, static bike, isokinetic
arm cycler
Phase 5 – Functional / Sports
Specific Rehabilitation
Aims of the treatment during Phase 5 are to:
Improve balance & co-ordination
Return to pre-injury strength &
Functional Rehab will include sports
specific movements, techniques & skills.
It would start very basic & progress to
very intense ultimately replicating a
training or game situation. This may start
with straight line activities & progress to
side-to-side & rotational movements.
You would then progress onto jumping
& landing.
Provide psychological reassurance
Psychological skills training
Restore sport specific skills &
movement patterns
Select 2 specific sports injuries and plan safe and
appropriate treatment
and rehabilitation
programmes accordingly, with tutor support.
The injuries selected should be done so with care,
as appropriate selection will provide scope for
learners to cover the range of criteria P6, M3 and
D2. (E.g., a fracture to the tibia and fibula has more
scope than a bruise…)
It should clearly state the treatment and
rehabilitation, methods to improve: the lost range
of motion, strengthening and coordination
exercises, psychological considerations, the need for
a carefully structured approach to rehabilitation and
relevant documentation and tracking of the
treatment and rehabilitation programme.
Treatment: Based on accurate diagnosis, eg
immediate and long term, use of specialist
help and advice
Rehabilitation: Identification of stages of
rehabilitation, eg stages 1-5, acute stage to
re-establishing functional activity,
strengthening exercises, on-going treatments,
gradual increase in activity
Programme: Methods to improve the lost
range of motion, psychological
considerations, various goals, tracking of
treatment- all within the programme

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