End Stage Rehabiliitation
The intention of End-stage rehabilitation is to complete recovery of ALL physical abilities and recovery of 100% confidence in yourself. This final stage of rehabilitation is often rushed, inadequately challenging and too often completely neglected. Human nature seems to lead people to assume that once pain is resolved and “general” movement has returned (the restrictions that were difficult to miss are now FREE) that the problems are resolved.
But what about the unresolved, unexplored, unchallenged and unknown restrictions? Even if you perceive your life to be sedentary, you live in an environment that is novel, complex and unpredictable. You may well be back playing your sport or enjoying your activities but unless you are tested under diverse conditions (novel, complex and unpredictable ones) you leave questions unanswered about your abilities.
Sessions of more dynamic rehabilitation involve:
- Performing drills in the most challenging ways relevant to your pursuits/life. We add a layer of “chaos” in a controlled >> SAFE << environment.
- Adding complexity, speed, pressure, intensity of effort, load, duration and diversity. It will draw out either a specific area that needs attention or increased confidence.
- Addressing your doubts – its inevitable they’ll arise after a lay off – about specific situations in your activities, pursuits or day to day life. From jumping down on to the platform at Clapham Junction at 6pm midwinter, to tackling the uneven and loose ground descending from a mountain climb – whether running, hiking or mountain biking.
- Teasing out inadequate strength, conditioning, specific endurance, agility, power, aspects of balance and control at speed – may lead to work with an S&C coach to work on these weaknesses. Coach Luke Badialli has a particular liking for speed, agility and quickness drills – SAQ.
“Health” and private medical insurance do not always cater adequately for those demanding a little more out of life – after you’ve finished chastising yourself for not reading the small print – or between the lines -realise you may need to invest and self-pay.