Updated: Jul 18, 2019
Life doesn’t always go as expected. Accidents happen. We hear these things all the time — but what do we do when they become a reality?
Dealing with an injury is a difficult journey, whether it is an activity-related injury, car accident, workplace injury, surgery or chronic illness. Recovering or coping can be challenging — plus, those struggling with an injury are often unable to work or go about their normal lives, adding stress to an already trying process.
If your injury has prevented you from returning to the things you want to do or need to do, then recovering or coping with your injury is likely not your sole focus — your livelihood may also become a concern. The requirements to get you back to work without sacrificing your health, or to keep you on your feet if you are not able to return to work, can be intimidating.
The good news is that you don’t need to do it alone. At SMART Rehab, we understand the unique challenges posed by different types of injuries and situations. Our qualified team offers a variety of services to help you heal, cope and get back to living your life, from physical rehabilitation, to education and strategies, to assessments and reports.
We not only assist you in your recovery — we help you get your life back on track by offering you the information, resources and support that you need.
Here are some popular rehabilitation options that can help you get back to life as quickly and safely as possible.
Recover your strength and mobility
Staying active, in the right way, makes all the difference.
Exercise rehabilitation, or active rehabilitation, is the process of building physical strength, coordination, flexibility and endurance to heal from an injury or manage a disability. Exercise rehabilitation aims to stretch, strengthen and balance key muscles and restore mobility in the joints to speed recovery and prevent re-injury.
By working with a qualified professional, clients are able to regain strength and mobility safely to optimize recovery, or in some cases adapt their bodies and minds to live more comfortably with ongoing limitations.
For a faster and less painful recovery
Have you noticed how relaxing it is to float in water or rest in a hot tub? Water reduces the pressure on our joints while supporting our bodies and providing just the right amount of resistance to build strength. This offers ideal conditions for rehabilitation, especially for those experiencing pain.
Occupational Therapy Consulting
Regain your independence
Has your day-to-day life been affected by an injury, illness or disability? Have tasks that once came so naturally become an everyday struggle? Adjusting can be challenging, but not impossible. An occupational therapist can help patients regain independence, and provide solutions for activities that can no longer be performed.
We also have specialists in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Specialized Wheelchair seating, Stroke and Brain Injury Recovery.
Return to Work Services
Get back to work when your body is ready
As much as we want to get back to work quickly after an injury, there is a process that when supported by a health care professional allows for the best outcomes. We work with clients, employers and funding bodies to identify return to work opportunities and create a supported environment to do so.
Minimize injury and increase performance
You know what they say — an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! As an employer, having your workplace ergonomically assessed is always a good idea. An assessment allows us to make recommendations to keep your employees healthy and productive. Small changes often make a big difference!
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Determine your physical capacity and functional abilities
To have an understanding of what your current physical capacity is especially when looking at returning to work (previous employment or new employment options), this evaluation provides a comprehensive assessment with recommendations. This evaluation is valuable for clients, employers, and your medical legal team.
Life Care Planning
Plan for the future
A life care plan provides a road map for what you can expect in the future for therapies, equipment, home modifications, etc. for clients with long term health care needs. This includes time frame, replacement frequency and costs projected over a lifetime. These plans include a comprehensive report outlining disability-related costs for the present and the future, offering peace of mind.
In order to assist with your recovery we utilize services of a registered massage therapist to accelerate your healing and recovery process.
If you have questions regarding therapies or medical-legal services related to returning to work or recovering after an injury in the Kamloops and surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact the professionals at SMART Rehab. We would be happy to help.