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Rehabilitation and Training

In physiotherapy the field of rehabilitation is increasingly important. This has to do with a new understanding of the role of the physiotherapist: whereas earlier the therapist was someone who mainly treated patients, now he is more frequently someone who escorts the patient through the treatment. He is the coach who, in consultation with the patient and doctor, sets up a rehabilitation plan and monitors progress. The role of the patient thus changes as well, from a passive recipient to an active collaborator in the treatment process.

 

It is therefore up to the patient to indicate which level of performance he wants to reach (or return to) in his work, sports or recreational life. This information is then used to guide the rehabilitation of functional deficiencies, whether this has to do with developing coordination, strength, flexibility or endurance.

 

Regardless of the patient’s final target, however, training of the core motor aspects (strength, coordination, endurance, flexibility and speed) improves not just the resilience of the afflicted areas but also the patient’s overall resilience. This is the great advantage of active rehabilitation.