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Tag: Fitness

Prehabilitation – Getting Fit for Surgery will Accelerate Post-op Rehab

By Ross Baines - Physiotherapist The concept of prehab for surgery is now recognized as a major factor in getting the best post operative function. Research demonstrates that patients who participate in pre-op exercise programs regain their functional capability faster and better than those patients who don't undertake appropriate exercises before the surgery. In an [...]

Can Physiotherapy Help Arthritis?

By Christine Morrison- Physiotherapist What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint condition as a result of the joint surfaces becoming damaged and thickened. The protective cartilage on the ends of the bones becomes thin and deteriorates. The joint capsule, ligaments, muscles and underlying bone is also affected, thus the movement of the joint [...]