What is Musculoskeletal Rehab?
A musculoskeletal rehabilitation (rehab) program is an exercise physiologist supervised program designed for people with impairments or disabilities due to disease, disorders, or injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones. Musculoskeletal rehab programs often improve a person’s ability to function, reduce symptoms, and improve the person’s well-being.
What conditions can benefit from musculoskeletal rehab?
Some of the conditions that may benefit from musculoskeletal rehab include the following:
- Tendon tears, such as Achilles tendon injuries and tears of the rotator cuff in the shoulder
- Trauma injuries, such as sprains, strains, joint dislocations, and fractures
- Back pain
- Bone tumors
- Repetitive stress injuries, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Joint injury and replacement
Causes of Musculoskeletal
When fatigue outruns our body’s recovery system, we develop a musculoskeletal imbalance. Over time, as fatigue continues to outrun recovery and the musculoskeletal imbalance persists, a musculoskeletal disorder develops.
- Forceful exertions.
- Repetitive or sustained awkward postures.
- High task repetition.
- A tendency for poor posture
- Bad fitness
- Poor Health Habits
When to see a exercise physiologist?
If you have a musculoskeletal disease, working with an expert in exercise and human health will ensure that you are undertaking the right kind of exercise and making the most efficient changes.
Treatments for Musculoskeletal Rehab
If you have a musculoskeletal condition or disease, our Exercise Physiology team will develop an individual exercise plan for you to assist in your treatment. Starting regular exercise and making lifestyle changes on your own are certainly steps in the right direction.
Is the Musculoskeletal Rehab covered by Private Health Insurance?
If you have a Private Health Insurance you may be eligible for a rebate for our Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. Most Private Health Insurance policies include Exercise Physiologists in their Extra’s Cover. Why not call us to check your policy and see if you can maximise your benefits?
Is the Musculoskeletal Rehab covered by Medicare?
A number of Medicare-funded programs cover Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. Get a referral from your GP to be eligible for sessions covered under the Medicare system.