Re-athletisation is the intermediate phase between rehabilitation and the return to sports activity.
This is a step that is unfortunately neglected after a return from injury. It is not that physiotherapists do not do their job, but in a great majority of cases, injuries lead to deficits in strength in muscle structures peripheral to the injuries.
Five main areas of work are privileged during reathletisation:
● of muscle strengthening involving all the muscles of the body;
● of proprioception;
● mental support to help the athlete “forget” his injury and regain self-confidence (goal-setting, motor imagery through sophrology);
● coordination, in order to correct any problems observed during walking, running or other activities (use of rhythm scales, elastics, etc.)
● from reconditioning to exercise where the athlete will get as close as possible to his sport.
It is this sector that must be the most specific to the discipline practiced.
It is a question of taking back the supports and manipulations of balloons and other devices. The reathletisation phase makes it possible to regain sporting sensations, those aerobic and metabolic faculties lost during the long months of poor practices.