Returning to exercise post injury or surgery

Common questions we get asked, when can I return, what can I do, what should I avoid, do I need physio? We always want you to get back to exercise as quickly as possible, however we need to respect the healing times of different injuries. We also need to consider different starting points, and then […]

Preparing for surgery

When you are considering elective surgery such as a total hip of knee replacement, we know the fitter you go into surgery, the better your post operative recovery will be. You might find this video useful: We have some tests that we do to help determine outcome and best advise you on the next step. […]

Continuing Your Recovery Post a Total Knee Replacement: weeks 2-4

Thoughts for the next few weeks: “Exercise is medicine and this is my daily dose” “Each day I get better and better” “Recovery is a process” Things should be starting to improve. In my experience of working with patients, from being sore most of the time, there are good times in the day, patients still […]

Recovery Post a Total Hip Replacement- the first 2 weeks

Patients post a hip replacement do well. One of the risks post a hip replacement is a dislocation. To help prevent this we have put some precautions in place to help prevent this. These precautions are in place for the first 3 months (unless otherwise indicated). In hospital you did exercises with the physio. In […]

Avoiding a fall

The World Health Organisation defines a fall as “an unexpected event in which the participant comes to rest on the ground, floor, or lower level”. Some people extend this definition, qualifying it with: “(a fall)… other than   as a consequence of a sudden onset of paralysis, epileptic seizure, or overwhelming external force”   Falls are […]

Recovery post a Total Knee replacement. The first 2 weeks

Once discharged from hospital, your recovery begins. When you were discharged you were sent home with some pain medication. You probably were sent home with an exercise sheet from your physiotherapist too. This is where I believe in the saying “Exercise is Medicine”- as important as your take home medication, so too are your daily […]