Full function after surgery and/or immobility
After surgery, it will take a while to fully recover (as you expect).
There is normally also a time of immobility (i.e. you can not use the operated site as much as you would like for a while).
Unfortunately both the situation before surgery and the immobility after surgery makes your muscles vulnerable to Triggerpoints.
Triggerpoints are local muscle spasms which the muscles develop when they are irritated (for example due to injury or postsurgical immobilisation). These triggerpoints refer pain (often felt as a deep seated ache) to places distant of the actual triggerponts site.
When you receive triggerpoint treatment your muscles will recover quicker in the sense of restoration of length and strength, and your aches and pains will decrease more rapidly.
Sometimes the remaining ache of the triggerponts makes us think mistakenly that the surgery was not successful.
After surgery on a disc prolapse for example, the triggerpoints in the hamstrings and/or hip muscles such as the gluteus minimus, can imitate the sciatic pain.
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In these drawings, red signifies the location of the ache. The crosses are the the tense muscle areas (triggerpoints). These are painful at touch. By releasing these tense muscle areas (Triggerpoint Treatment), the ache stops.
TP de-activation enhances a speedy recovery because it restores normal length and strength and it reduces pain.
Rehabilitation needs to be aimed at easy use of correct stabilisation techniques.
Rehabilitation needs to be practical and focus on a return to pre-surgery lifestyle (work & leisure).
To achieve recovery we combine the use of both our facilities;
“Physical Sense”, physio Clinic and “The Gym”, fitness facility.