Pro-active Rehab is a systematic, intensive, strength and flexibility exercise program designed to dramatically speed up the recovery of people suffering from personally-generated musculo-skeletal dysfunctions.
A high proportion of people with back pain have a fitness problem. Weak and tight muscles have allowed the bones of first the pelvis and then the vertebrae it to move out of alignment. That's the bad news.
The good news is that there is a good chance the damage can be undone, with poor function being restored to good and pain relieved by both a targeted and a general, strength and flexibility conditioning program.
Fitness generated problems need fitness solutions and the only person who can administer the fitness prescription is the individuals in pain.
This is a program for individuals and staff of corporate organisations.
This is a program suited to all people with low back pain. Our clients are individuals who have been spent time and money on therapies that haven't given them the results they were looking for and know that improving their strength, flexibility and postural alignment makes sense.
The costs associated with workers compensation claims for personally-generated musculo-skeletal dysfunctions are exceptionally high. Organisations need to get on the front foot and make sure their staff are in such good condition that the chances of submitting a claim form are remote.
The program has two arms:
The Pro-Active Rehab program caters for people in corporate organisations who:
The program involves group musculo-skeletal health risk screening, one-on-one-assessments and one of 5 Pro-Active Rehab Workouts.
organisations adopt the following mandatory process to enhance the
strength and flexibility of their staff and cover all bases to avoid
claims by their staff (supported by their medical and legal advisors)
for joint and muscle pain not caused by a workplace accident.
musculo-skeletal health and manual handling seminars.
2.We take staff
through our Ten Point Risk Screen, with people being assessed as ‘high
risk’ undergoing our Clinical Assessment. We also conduct work station
and motivate staff to willingly take part in a daily exercise program so
they can attain and/or maintain the level of strength and flexibility
that improves musculo-skeletal heath and dramatically reduce workers
‘high risk’ people and people already on workers compensation in our
Pro-Active Rehab program.
Health Information Management System we enable employers to record risk
screen and clinical assessment results and track people at risk through
the pro-active rehab process.
Information Management System also tracks health, fitness and wellbeing
training, particularly those programs that are deemed to be obligatory,
like musculo-skeletal health, manual handling and workstation set up.
In our surveys we've found that around 50% of employees are at risk of an incident tipping them into the workers compensation arena. They're already in some pain, their bodies are out of alignment and muscles are not strong enough to perform every tasks without breaking down.
Pro-active Rehab centres have staff who are qualified in taking clients through the Ten Point Musculo-skeletal Health Risk Screen, plus the clinical assessment that highlights the likely causes of their musculo-skeletal pain, particularly lower back pain.
The Pro-Active Rehab program takes its lead from sports rehab where injured sports people devote both their waking (and in some cases sleeping) hours to full time rehabilitation. It's a tough ask expecting to get better from attending a physiotherapy or chiropractic session twice a week, particularly if the cause of the problem is a lack of strength and flexibility.
Whilst the manipulative therapeutic modalities may speed up the rehab program, they do not take the place of that which people with musculo-skeletal pain can only do for themselves. It's an active program, not a passive program.
Compared with sports injury rehabilitation, the joint and muscle pain rehabilitation industry has been left behind, with people going to a few appointments a week, mainly for passive treatments, that devolve the responsibility for getting better to someone else.
The problem for so many people is that the rehab strategy employed by elite level sporting clubs is not on the radar. They wonder why it is taking so long for the pain to go away.
Most rehab programs lack a strength and flexibility program of sufficient frequency, duration and intensity to dramatically speed up the rehab process. In a Pro-Active Rehab Workout, there's no such thing as a quick stretch. Getting muscles to loosen up takes time, but if the time is concentrated, every day, every week, every month, then the process is dramatically speeded up.
Compared with sports injuries, the other difference is that most of the joint and muscle pain is not caused by the sorts of traumatic events that occur on the sporting field. They’re the personally-generated dysfunctions that develop over many years as muscles become tighter and weaker and skeletons out of alignment. Blame sitting down and blame a lack of strength and flexibility training
The program is badged as the Pro-Active Rehab program to emphasize the point that it is
To be able to spend extensive periods of time in supervised classes or at home, promises to have a dramatic impact on speeding up the rehab process.
The distinction between the Pro-Active Rehab program and other therapeutic treatments is that the latter
The Pro-Active Rehab program is an affordable option for both individuals and corporate organisations.
In the latter, paying a $1000 for staff who are at grave risk to their workers compensation arrangements could save hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in workers compensation premiums.
PRO-ACTIVE REHAB WORKOUTS
There are five Pro-Active Workouts, all designed to loosen off the muscles that have taken the pelvis and the bones above it out of alignment - and strengthen the major muscles of the body.