Tommy approached us in December after having an operation on his elbow. His surgeon had stated that his rehabilitation period would be 9-12 months. Tommy was keen to go through this period and be led by the surgeon and our rehabilitation methods. We explained to Tommy, that rehabilitation was a long process that involved a lot of dedication and hard work, something that he knew very well.
We started with ensuring he regained full range of movement at this elbow and removing any swelling, this is known as the acute phase of rehab. Arguably the most the crucial stage as we believe if you get this process right the rest falls in to place. For a patient like Tommy (who is extremely restless) this proved difficult at times and I am sure we wouldn’t mind us saying he was a pain in the backside. However, he listened to us and did everything the surgeon and we asked of him, he just wanted to get back to some activity as quickly as possible.