The world is growing technologically at a rate never seen in history and so do the number of sitting jobs and the global chronic illness statistics. Chronic disease poses a big problem not only for our healthcare systems but also for all the people who are suffering each day. Only in Europe, about 50 million people after the age of 16 are diagnosed with at least one chronic disease and despite the fact that our medical system is now more advanced than ever the numbers keep growing each year. Furthermore, chronic disease is the number one death cause in humans all over the world, so we believe it`s a problem worth solving.

The most frequent chronic illnesses that people seek medical help for include chronic joint pain, degenerative disease like arthritis and osteoporosis, cancer, high blood pressure, chronic respiratory conditions, diabetes, and mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. All these conditions are, at least in part, being caused by our dysfunctional lifestyles. We sit longer than any other generation in our history, the lack of time and resources places very high stress on families to eat processed foods instead of cooked and movement is almost completely absent from our daily lives. Even though doctors have been prescribing surgeries and medicine for such conditions for a long time, they are now beginning to understand that more is needed to help such people.

Many doctors advice now their patients to change their lifestyles, to stress less, to move more and to eat healthier. Yet, the reality is that lots of them find it very hard to develop the necessary discipline to achieve such a change and the few that do find the courage to ask for help end up receiving incorrect health advice from people in the health and fitness industry who are not qualified to deal with their chronic health problems, so 90% of them end up giving up on their fitness journeys within 3 months thinking that fitness and a healthy lifestyle is simply not for them. Sadly enough, they are often the people who need it the most.

What is the difference between rehabilitation therapy and rehabilitation training?

The role of rehabilitation therapy is to provide initial care for people after accidents, surgeries or any kind of event that interferes with a person’s functionality and threatens to produce long-term or permanent damage to a person’s health. This usually includes physiotherapy, ergotherapy and any other form of therapy meant to save your life and restore you basic functionality. Rehabilitation training, on the other hand, is what follows after the doctors and the therapists have cleared you out from the hospital and declared you “functional”.

Most people are not fully recovered after such experiences, many are left with long-term consequences like pain and restricted mobility, thinking that these are natural consequences after the healing process. Many learn to live with the discomfort and only a very small number of them qualifies as “able to do sports” after such events. This keeps many people away from sport and an active lifestyle which leads to the development of additional problems over time. Most doctors still advice their patients not to move and limit their lifestyle in order to reduce the symptoms. We think in some cases that advice can even be counterproductive since many times the problem isn’t necessarily the movement but the wrong type of movement and if people would be thought to do the right movements then the symptoms would go away and functionality would be restored.

MEDICAL FITNESS

The grey area between rehabilitation and sport

Rehabilitation training combines therapy principles with sport elements and it is often referred to as sports therapy or movement therapy. Rehabilitation training is a grey area and it is also called medical fitness or rehabilitation coaching but the role it’s the same. Bridging the gap between physiotherapy and sports, restore full functionality after injuries, accidents, pregnancy or any other long-term illness or inactivity phase, and make sure that the person can live a fully functional life again.

Rehabilitation training isn’t just about physical movement but it also includes a coaching element to it that covers topics like building lasting resilience and nutrition advice that help people develop new healthier habits and live better lives. Rehabilitation training can also provide long-term relief for chronic illnesses and symptoms that doctors and therapists can’t help with. Oftentimes, chronic disease has a genetic component to it but our lifestyle is the element that enables those genes to manifest and create symptoms and we think rehabilitation training is the answer.

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?

Identify your needs and

THE ELEMENTS OF REHABILITATION TRAINING

The journey from joint stabilization to functional movement and structural integrity

– stabilization phase (isometric exercises and basic biomechanic principles, breathing, fascia release, lowering neurologic system, stabilizing the person’s state)

– functional phase (multi-joint movements, compound movements, functional training while respecting the basic biomechanic principles and using all systems at once)

– dynamic phase (multi-planar movements involving all 3 planes of movement at once and learning to stabilize multiple joints in dynamic environments)

WHO ARE OUR REHABILITATION TRAINING CLIENTS?

– children who were born with various chronic conditions like hypermobility or auto-immune conditions and need to learn to manage their conditions

– people with chronic joint instability after injuries and surgeries

– adult men and women with a sitting job who are suffering from the consequences of bad posture

– athletes who are suffering from long-term symptoms after a sports-related injury

– older people who are limited by pain and restricted mobility in their daily life

– chronic patients (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, degenerative disease like arthritis and osteoporosis, chronic instability and neurologic conditions, etc.)

– people with allergies, auto-immune conditions and other inflammatory diseases

– mental illness patients who are suffering from eating disorders, depression and anxiety

– women who want to prepare their bodies for pregnancy and women who want to achieve a full recovery after birth

OUR REHABILITATION TRAINING RESULTS

– client testimonials

– before and after pictures

– client reviews

 

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