Exercise, Injuries and Rehabilitation
Leading an active lifestyle can be hugely beneficial to your health and mental well-being. It's no secret that regular exercise can extend your life and help reduce stress. It will also;
- Significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease
- Control your weight
- Decrease your chance of developing diabetes
- Strengthen your bones and muscles
- Improve your mood and help with anxiety
- Reduce your risk of some cancers
It can also;
- Be a great way to socialise, for example, golfing with friends or joining a tennis club
- Be an excellent way to challenge yourself like running a marathon, or
- Giving back by doing some kind of physical activity for a charity you support
It’s also good to know that it doesn’t take much to reap the health benefits mentioned above. 20 minutes of low-intensity aerobic exercise like walking can have the same effects as high intensity workouts for longer periods of time.
While the benefits of exercise outweigh most risks, there’s always a small chance you might injure a tendon, ligament, muscle and/or joint. These injuries can happen without warning for a number of different reasons, but they’re likely to bring your exercise regimes to a sudden halt.
If you've got exercise goals you want to achieve, or you are part of a team where others are relying on you, you don't want to be immobile for too long.
The secret is to treat any injuries quickly from the outset. This ensures your recovery time is minimal, so you can get back to your previous state of health in the least amount of time possible.
How to Treat Tendon, Muscle or Joint Sprains
If you do happen to injure yourself while exercising, there are a few initial steps you can take to help reduce the risk of any long-term problems;
- Control any bleeding that might be present
- Try not to move the damaged area
- Apply ice as soon as possible - this helps control swelling and pain, and also helps with recovery
- See your doctor or GP
- Make sure you have a clear rehabilitation plan
Rehabilitation and Recovery
Depending on the extent of your injury, a good rehabilitation program not only speeds recovery but also helps reduce the risk of recurrent injuries in the same place.
Investing in the right equipment is also important in treating and recovering from injuries. The superior technology found in Actimove products is the perfect way to support you through your recovery while also providing long-term care to ensure you don't develop repeated injuries.
Actimove products are available for a wide range of problems, including;
- Post-operative and post-traumatic injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Actimove also specialises in treating problems like tennis or golfer’s elbow, sprains of the ankle or wrist and shoulder or knee injuries. All products are anatomically designed for an optimum fit which allows for maximum support.
Actimove products are also useful as a preventative measure during your sporting activities to help treat acute and chronic joint pain or to prevent re-injury.
Designed with a thin, flexible material, the Actimove devices are breathable, which allows you to comfortably wear them for extended periods. They’re also fully washable for your convenience and repeated use.
A good program coupled with the right Actimove device will make sure get back to your favourite activities in no time.
The Actimove Range
Actimove Episport is an anatomically shaped brace effective for people suffering from tennis elbow, golfers elbow and problems caused by repetitive use of the forearm.
Actimove GenuFast knee support provides effective support immediately after injury or during rehabilitation from strains and sprains or as a preventative measure during sporting activities.Actimove Talowrap helps reduce the swelling and pain associated with inflammatory conditions and overuse injuries following operative procedures.
Actimove Gauntlet helps reduce the swelling and pain associated with inflammatory conditions and overuse injuries following operative procedures.
Actimove Manuwrap is a wrist upport which provides effective support immediately after an injury, during rehabilitation from strains and sprains or as a preventative measure during sporting activities.
Actimove Rhizo Forte is a unique Thumb Brace which restricts thumb movement while maintaining the daily functionality of the hand.
Actimove EpiFast provides effective support immediately after an injury, during rehabilitation from strains and sprains or as a preventative measure during sporting activities.
Actimove GenuStep is constructed from advanced breathable, neoprene-free fabric which provides effective compression and pain relief.
Actimove StepLite heel cushions are anatomically shaped and have an embedded soft blue spot to efficiently reduce pressure and pain.
Actimove Umerus comfort shoulder immobiliser limits abduction, extension, internal and external rotation of the humerus.
Actimove LombaCare is a specially designed back support providing effective stabilisation for the lower back.