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Principles to Follow for the Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries

· sports physician,Sports Injury,Sports Doctor

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation is the advanced management skills for the diagnosis, treatment as well as rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal injuries that athletes incur while playing. The process has got all the essential skills to diagnose as well as to treat musculoskeletal injuries for a physically active person.


Musculoskeletal injuries are foreseeable consequences of sports participation. It is important to initiate the process of rehabilitation as early as possible just after the injury and to form a continuum with other therapeutic interferences.


In this post, the readers will get to learn some useful facts (principles) needed for the rehabilitation programs offered by a professional sports musculoskeletal doctor to heal the injuries.


The Rehabilitation Plan

The recuperation plan must be taken into account of the fact with the objective to help the patient to get back to the field as well as environment recovering the injury. The ultimate aim of these programs is to limit the extent of the injury, reverse or reduce the impairment and functional loss, correct or eliminate altogether the disability.


Principles of the Rehabilitation Program

Principles are one of the major foundations of the process where an athlete recovers from the injury. Have a look at some of the important principles of the same.


  • A (Avoid Aggravation)

One should not aggravate the injury during the process of healing. Therapeutic exercise, if fostered incorrectly can exacerbate the injury and that will deteriorate the condition.

  • T (Timing)

The process of therapeutic exercise portion should begin as early as possible. The sooner one start with the exercise portion, the quicker one can get back to the full activity.

  • C (Compliance)

The process of rehabilitation will never be effective in having a compliant patient. In order to ensure compliance, it is important for a musculoskeletal doctor to let the patient have all the information about the program as well as the course needed for the same.

  • I (Individualization)

Every person has different types of response for an injury as well as for the program needed to make a correction for the same. Of course, individual physiological coupled with chemical difference profoundly affect the response of the patient specific to an injury.

  • S (Specific Sequencing)

A rehabilitation program must follow a specific sequence of events and it should be determined by the physiological healing response of the body.

  • I (Intensity)

The intensity level of the therapeutic program should challenge the person as well as the injured area without causing aggravation.

  • T (Total Patient)

When a person incurs injuries, it is important for the other unaffected areas of the body to stay fine-tuned. This deals with keeping the cardiovascular level in pre-injury stage and maintaining the range of motion.


The principles of ATC IS IT have indeed very effective in recovering an athlete from sports injuries and to get back to the field once again. The best thing is that these measures are highly effective for the body and it brings quick results. So, in case of any sports injury, make sure to get in touch with a professional sports doctor to avail the best treatment for the same.

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