Jon Wong & Andrew Kwan Explain Re-Claim’s Sports Specific Physio and Rehab
If you want tough, then Andrew Kwan and Jonathan Wong are your guys. As the muscle-power behind Revelation Republic, this dynamic duo are the kind of passionate fitness enthusiasts Team Re-Claim loves.
Their strength and conditioning business, Revelation Republic, focuses on everything hardcore — powerlifting, cross-fit, bodybuilding and plyometrics — inspiring thousands of Malaysians to achieve their personal fitness goals and to attain a better physique.
Jon says, “Our joy comes from coaching, teaching and helping our clients reach their fitness goals in addition to coaching competitive athletes to reach their potential in major tournaments across Malaysia.”
As athletes themselves, they push their bodies to the max. They’ve competed in numerous national powerlifting, Test of Will and CrossFit events and are always the benchmark for success.
But there’s a price to pay from training and working out everyday. Injuries.
That’s why they’re with Re-Claim. They get cover on sports specific physio and rehab up to 180 days.
Team Re-Claim’s Jon (left) and Andrew (right)
“Rehab can be long and painful”
If you have a sports accident and are hospitalised, Re-Claim provides a professionally guided road to recovery thanks to cover on sports specific rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
Re-Claim’s partner Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre (KLSMC) offers modern gymnasium and exercise programmes specially tailored for each patient.
You also get expert advice from specialised physiotherapists who can recommend the most appropriate therapy for you and your injury.
You can rest in peace knowing that with your specialised rehabilitation you’ll be back in action in no time. Plus, you’re covered for rehab expenses up to 180 days, which is twice as long as most insurances.
Andrew says having access to Re-Claim provides comfort knowing that if they tear a muscle or something vital, they will receive the support they need.
“Injuries happen. It’s a fact of our human nature. I wouldn’t be able to train to my fullest potential if I didn’t have the confidence in the coverage I’ve invested in,” he says.
Re-Claim is Malaysia’s next-level, comprehensive sports accident insurance plan. To read more about our unique benefits go to www.bestsportsdoctors.com
Team Re-Claim — #WeGotYourBack
Decompression Illness, also known as divers’ disease or the bends, can be fatal if not treated properly.
Luckily, the team at Re-Claim has your back and covers divers accompanied by a qualified diver or qualified divers diving for the purpose of leisure** in the event they require emergency recompression treatment.
Here’s a quick run-down of what decompression Illness is, what to look out for and how to treat it. Dive easy with Re-Claim!
What is Decompression Illness
Decompression Illness (DCI) is arguably the greatest risk posed to a diver and occurs as the gas in our bodies reacts to increasing atmospheric pressure as you dive deeper underwater.
The gasses in the body adjusts to the increase in pressure by compacting in liquid form within the tissues in your body.
Much like a can of cola that erupts to the change in pressure when opened, a diver who ascends back into low atmospheric pressure too quickly can force these packed liquid gasses into gaseous form and into the bloodstream, causing bubbles that block the blood vessels.
To stop this, divers must make frequent decompression stops at different points during their ascent to allow the compressed gasses the time and conditions to diffuse safely.
Sometimes though, a diver does not complete this process correctly and begins to show symptoms of decompression sickness after surfacing.
Symptoms of DCI Decompression Illness:
Weakness or numbness in limbs
Sharp pain in joints or muscles
Poor balance or coordination
Whole or partial paralysis
All symptoms require immediate medical attention and possible intervention. Any unusual symptoms that present post-dive should also be considered symptoms of DCI and treated accordingly.
While treatments such as 100 per cent oxygen and rest can be enough to eradicate minor symptoms, the only way to combat the debilitating and potentially fatal effects of severe DCI is through recompression.
Divers making their safety stops
How recompression works?
Re-exposing a Decompression Illness sufferer to the atmospheric pressures found underwater converts the gaseous bubbles back into their liquid form.
The safest way to achieve this recompression is through the use of a hyperbaric chamber. By pressurising the chamber and delivering 100 per cent oxygen to the individual, symptoms of Decompression Illness and their underlying causes can be treated and any further damage contained.
The importance of these chambers in the treatment and rehabilitation of Decompression Illness can’t be overstated. Without the use of such a facility, recompression would have to be done manually.
This method is extremely difficult to predict and control and since the treatment may take several hours, it can also prove to be extremely dangerous for the DCI sufferer.
So what does this mean for you?
While the statistical risk of developing serious symptoms of Decompression Illness is relatively low (around 0.05 per cent), it is important to understand the medical options available to you, as well as the need for timely response in the treatment of Decompression Illness.
Having access to a hyperbaric chamber is your number one priority in the case of a severe medical emergency.
Contacting Dive Alert Network (DAN) on +1-919-684-2948 or via http://www.diversalertnetwork.org is your first port of call when trying to find the closest decompression chamber.
With Re-Claim, we can also help you access this treatment, putting you in touch with one of our panel hospitals here in Malaysia who has a hyperbaric chamber.
Without insurance, hyperbaric treatment can cost around RM25,000, but with Re-Claim’s Sports Accident Insurance policy, the only thing you have to worry about is getting back to your best.
Watch our 2 min presentation on Re-Claim at www.re-claim.com and sign up today!
For more information go to www.bestsportsdoctors.com
*Terms and conditions apply
**Re-Claim does not cover commercial divers. We do cover qualified divers, diving for leisure and who stick the the depth limits of their qualification or unqualified divers accompanied by a qualified dive instructor up to the depth of 18 metres.
Why Sports Performance Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Makes You A Better Athlete
If something goes wrong Re-Claim has your back: whether it’s coverage for hospitalisation, equipment, overseas treatment and second opinion. But when you’re lying in bed recovering from a sports accident, only a true athlete knows how hard the road to redemption is.
Re-Claim’s sports accident insurance plan is truly unique in that we offer sports specific rehabilitation to get you back on track. While your standard medical insurance offers basic rehab programmes, we take your coverage to the next level, providing sports performance physiotherapy and rehab, so all your needs as an elite athlete are met.
The reason why? As sportsmen and women, our musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems react differently to the various requirements of each sport, meaning generic rehab — in particular physiotherapy — does not pinpoint the exact conditioning our bodies need to guide us back to peak sports performance for that particular sport or event.
This is where our friends at Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre (KLSMC) come into play. KLSMC offers a modern gymnasium and exercise programmes specially tailored for each patient plus expert advice from specialised physiotherapists who can recommend the most appropriate physiotherapy for each patient.
They know post-operative physical therapy or post non-surgical treatment is the most crucial phase of your recovery, so they’ll take all the necessary steps to condition your correct muscles, tendons and joints.
Their list of therapies include:
- Manual Therapeutic Techniques
- Electrotherapeutic Modalities
- Therapeutic Exercise Programming
- Sports Specific Rehabilitation
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s KLSMC’s Genevieve Chan with four reasons why sports performance physiotherapy and rehab is essential for you:
a) Certain sports need a muscle to be strong eccentrically but another may need the same muscle to be strong concentrically. Only sport specific physiotherapy can help train these muscles to perform in this manner.
b) At certain times, we need to cause a relative imbalance in the muscle pull to allow best performance in specific sports. Particular manipulation by a specialist familiar with the sport is needed.
c) Certain sports need more emphasis on flexibility of an area of the body, but another may need strength and control of the same area instead.
d) Certain sports need more emphasis on stability in an area of the body while another needs more range.
Of course, we’re not suggesting you overlook the importance of fundamental rehab work as it is the foundation to build on, but according to Genevieve, sports specific therapy is the best way for athletes to prevent wear and tear and inefficiency.
Re-Claim’s sport specific therapy via KLSMC is designed to facilitate the process of your recovery from sports injury back to your normal sports specific fitness prior to your injury to as normal a condition as possible.
Check in with your current insurance provider to see if you are covered for sports specific physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Register at www.re-claim.com today to learn more about our unique Re-Claim benefits including our partnership with KLSMC.
You can view all Re-Claim Sports Insurance plans by visiting www.bestsportsdoctors.com