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MGS Physio News - December 2013
Prehabilitation.   What is it? Does it work?

Most people have heard of Rehabilitation, the undertaking of treatment and  exercise regime following an injury. Various studies are now showing the effectiveness of undertaking Physiotherapy treatment and an exercise program following an injury, but designed to help reduce symptoms and strengthen a particular body area BEFORE undergoing surgery to repair the injury.  Injuries to the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in the knee are one of these which has been shown to benefit from Prehab. The American Journal of Sports Medicine outlined a study which found that those patients who underwent prehab, had a faster return to sport, better VMO (inside quadriceps muscle) function and greater ability to tolerate uneven surfaces (proprioception). Another example of this is patients requiring a Total Knee Replacement. With adequate prehab, they commence their post operative recovery with better muscle function and often less instability. This can help them back on their feet faster with a speedier road to recovery.  


Physiotherapists
Chris Davies and Alice Crisp


After a great deal of searching for the right people, MGS is pleased to introduce you to Chris and Alice our most recent Physiotherapy recruits. Both Chris and Alice have been practicing Physiotherapy for the past 8-10 years, predominantly in private practice. 
 
                      
 


Living Longer and LOVING IT!


As our population grows older and the average lifespan continues to increase, therapies that improve the quality of life and independence of older patients become increasingly important. Physiotherapy is being utilised more often now to help with management of arthritis, risk of fall injuries and osteoporosis .
             
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