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Physiotherapy Shows Benefits Following Knee Replacement Surgery

According to a recent study published on bmj.com, physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of osteoarthritis patients who have undergone knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of disability found in oler people, so total knee replacement surgery is a routinely performed procedure. Since some patients continue to experience problems with everyday tasks shortly after surgery, researchers reviewed data to determine if short term physiotherapy is an effective solution.

The study involved over 600 patients who were reviewed for effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments accordng to improved function, quality of life, walking, range of knee joint motion, and muscle strength. The results found a small to moderate effect of functional exercise on joint motion and quality of life at three to four months after surgery. This effect, however, was not sustained at one year. Read more…

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Physiotherapy And Cardiac Surgery

One may feel fatigued and sore after cardiac surgery; it is only natural.  On the other hand, it seems altogether strange to think of embarking on a course of physiotherapy afterwards instead of just resting.  Yet, that is just what is recommended.

Types of cardiac surgery include bypass surgeries, angioplasty, stents, heart valve replacements, and even heart transplants.  Patients having all of these surgeries can benefit from physiotherapy.  Patients who have other cardiac problems can use the help too; they include victims of heart attacks, heart failure, peripheral artery disease, chest pain, and cardiomyopathy.

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Shoulder Exercises for Rotator Cuff Injury

You can strengthen your shoulder muscles, improve your range of movement, and relieve pain by performing shoulder exercises, a common ailment, especially in those over forty years of age. When performed on a regular basis, these exercises, along with other non-invasive treatments, can prevent the need for more radical treatment such as open surgery.

When you begin doing the exercises, do not perform them at a pace that will cause more pain. The shoulder exercises for rotator cuff injury are intended to relive pain, not to cause it to be worse. The most important step when beginning to do the exercises is the warm up. Read more…

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