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Burrard Physiotherapy Outlines the Importance of Goal Setting in Rehabilitation.

Vancouver, Canada, June 28, 2014 --( Goals are the most important part of any recovery, without which clients cannot hope to return to activity quickly, if at all. Burrard Physiotherapy (, a physiotherapy clinic with over 150 years of combined experience provides Vancouver residents with a wide range of rehabilitation treatments. As a physiotherapy clinic, Vancouver's Burrard physiotherapy can help heal any ailments from acute illness to chronic injury. However, Burrard Physiotherapy is now encouraging their patients to make long and short term goals because they know that none of these treatments will work unless patients willingly decide to continue making progress.

In order to achieve a successful rehabilitation, it is imperative that the patients do not lose their direction; otherwise their success will be solely determined by chance. In addition, to setting long and short term goals, the goals should also be attainable, realistic and functional. For example, after an anterior cruciate ligament surgery, running the Boston Marathon would be a good long term goal. The short term goal for a patient can involve flexing their knee to 90 degrees by the end of the first week.

According to Burrard Physiotherapy, “goal setting programs should be integrated into all rehabilitation programs. By clearly charting your progress, attention is directed towards marker and measurable improvements.” Patients facing persistent and prolonged injuries can often feel helpless, frustrated, and depressed due to their lack of control. Creating goals not only ensures a faster recovery, but it also provides patients with hope to encourage them to do something positive for their recovery instead of just waiting.

Moreover, there is noted progress for patients who spend more time working at the gym. Spending a mere 20 minutes more at the gym each week can increase muscle strength; adding 5 pounds to weight lifting exercises can increase the number of repetition on recovery exercises; and adding one new exercise each week to a patients routine can increase performance.

About Burrard Physiotherapy

Burrard Physiotherapy is a rehabilitation clinic that has over 150 years of combined experience in helping aid anything from acute illnesses to chronic injuries. When looking for a physiotherapy clinic, Vancouver's largest range of rehabilitation services can be found at the Burrard Physiotherapy. In addition, Burrard Physiotherapy provides all kinds of treatments from physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, pilates, and inspires patients to set their own goals for quick rehabilitation to be possible.

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