Rehabilitation is a process of regaining full function post injury.
Rehabilitative exercises, which can restore body’s strength, power, endurance and flexibility, are a major part of many treatment protocols. These exercises will increase in difficulty as your condition improves. Recent research suggests the transition from PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate) to POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, ICE, Compress and Elevate) when dealing with injured tissues.
Tissue responds to load; Early, specific loading has been suggested to have better outcome than immobilization (depending on the injury).