Most injuries occur as a result of an imbalance between the load put on a tissue or structure, and the
capacity of that tissue to tolerate this load. Furthermore, following an injury, tissues tend to lose
capacity, either due to trauma or disuse. As part of a complete package of rehab, it is important to
consider the current capacity of the tissues involved and consider the potential future loads they will be
required to tolerate.
End stage rehab is where the goals of rehab shift from ‘return to normal’ to ‘prevent a repeat injury’. In
this stage, your physiotherapist might begin to include more intense strength training, impact training
and/or dynamic exercise – all with the goal of increasing the capacity of the body to tolerate future
loading. In this stage, rehab often becomes more sport/activity specific. As an example, end-stage rehab
for a shoulder injury in a baseball pitcher may look quite different from that of a Crossfit athlete.
End-stage testing is sometimes necessary to best measure whether someone is ready to return to their
previous level of activity. This can involve specific tests of strength, speed and endurance to best test
our client’s capacity. Our physiotherapists have the skills and facilities to help test your readiness to
return to your sport/activity.
Contact Club360 to book a consultation with one of our licensed physiotherapists today!