Rehabilitation is an area of medical treatment that helps patients suffered from the side effects of after-accidents and diseases so that they can lead a normal life as before. Unlike in the past, rehabilitation today embraces pain management and is being recognized as an effective medical science.
In broad terms, rehab divides into two areas: rehab for disabled or rehab for muscle and pain. The latter includes frozen shoulder, osteoporosis, disc, scoliosis and wound.
Yonsei Rehab Clinic is specialized in these muscle and pain treatments. According to the clinic, pain occurs from singular or combined symptoms related to bones, joints, muscles, tendons and bursa and it appears as acute pain and chronic pain. If the pain lasts more than 3 months, it is chronic.
|▲ Yonsei Rehab Clinic / Director Keongjoon Oh|
The clinic says that it is important to find what causes these pains and what is the exact location of the pain. In order to find these factors, the clinic uses cutting edge examination and treatment devices and rooms for bone density screening and nerve examination. Physical therapy or extracorporeal shockwave therapy is then applied according to its need. The latter is a method that gives 1,000 to 1,500 shockwaves per minute. Patients can be back to daily life as soon as the treatment is done and this shockwaves are especially good for frozen shoulder and calcific tendinitis. The clinic also runs treatment sessions for stuttering and aphasia.
Yonsei Rehab Clinic Director Keongjoon Oh worked as a doctor of the national male basketball team at the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup. He also volunteered for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup (a PyeongChang 2018 event game) and for the Gangneung Curling Center also at the PyeongChang 2018.
“Rehabilitation not only eases the pain but also strengthens muscles and joints. Keeping a strong physical condition is vital for sportsmen as well as people in general as they have to move around. Yonsei Rehab Clinic provides excellent rehabilitation services for both sportsmen and ordinary people alike so that they give their fullest energy to every sports event and everyday life.” says Oh. <PowerKorea>