Limited Mobility

Post-Operative Surgical Rehabilitation

Workout Recovery

Limited mobility presents itself in all shapes and forms. Someone may experience difficulty to move around as a result of sore knees, hips, muscles and other areas of the body that for one reason or another do not seem to function as well as they might have at a younger age. Others may be unable to move from stiffness and discomfort resulting from arthritis. The inability to achieve a full range of motion can cause not only physical, but mental anguish with the individual. The inability to move from one location to the next can lead to mental fatigue and frustration, as someone is no longer able to perform their normal daily activities. However, there are a number of ways to improve mobility from these restrictions. While physical therapy and medication can assist in improving mobility, massage therapy can help treat patients with mobility restrictions and improve different means of movement.
An important aspect of any surgical procedure is the post rehabilitation recovery process. It's during this process that natural movement is re-learned, and freedom of movement is re-enforced. Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures after surgery.
 
  • Assists the body in pumping more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
 
  • Accelerates the surgical recovery process
 
  • Aids in improving joint movement and flexibility
 
Research has shown that in relation to exercise and athletic participation massage can:
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Help athletes monitor muscle tone
  • Promote relaxation
  • Reduce muscle hypertonicity
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve soft tissue function
  • Support recovery from the transient immunosuppression state6
  • Support the recovery of heart rate variability and diastolic blood pressure after high-intensity exercise.
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
  • Improve exercise performance
  • Decrease delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Be the most efficient intervention for maintaining maximal performance time in subsequent exercise tests when combined with active recovery from maximal exercise
  • Reduce serum creatine kinase post exercise
  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce breathing pattern disorders
Enhance athletic performance
May help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly
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