A therapeutic strategy involving the patient’s active involvement in their recovery and rehabilitation is known as active rehab. It focuses on regaining strength, flexibility, endurance, and mobility after an injury, surgery, or illness by using exercise, movement, and functional activities.
In active rehabilitation, patients actively carry out the exercises, motions, and therapeutic activities that have been prescribed. These exercises are designed to meet their conditions, objectives, and functional requirements. Enhancing the body’s natural healing process, encouraging tissue repair, enhancing physical fitness, and regaining functional abilities are the goals.
Exercises for the heart, the muscles, the range of motion, balance and coordination, functional movements, and training for a particular sport or job can all be included in active rehabilitation programs. The programs are typically overseen by medical professionals who provide direction, support, and monitoring throughout rehabilitation, such as kinesiologists, physical therapists, or exercise physiologists.
Optimizing movement, function, and physical wellbeing are issues that both kinesiology and active rehabilitation are interested in. The basis for movement science and understanding is provided by kinesiology. Active rehabilitation, on the other hand, puts that knowledge to use in a therapeutic setting to speed up recovery, boost performance, and improve quality of life in general.