As a member of the Practice Jon has experience working with the musculoskeletal practitioners and has trained clients following operations, shoulder and knee surgery (ACL, PCL, MCL), partial & full knee replacements and hip replacements; not as a substitute for physical therapy but to help bridge the gap between medical treatment and full recovery.
"The benefits of exercise before surgery are very clear. The more you can do for yourself physically before surgery the better off you will be." Professor Daniel Rooks Harvard Medical School.
Managing your health before surgery is crucial and improving your fitness before an operation can reduce complications, shorten length of stay and improve outcomes. Six week bespoke pre and post surgery programmes are available or if you don't have a date you can always start preparing in readiness; it simply depends on what works for you.
Fitness doesn't have to be about being the fastest or strongest, it can also be about getting back to normal.
There is strong evidence for the health benefits of exercise and done correctly it can make a real difference in the management of a wide range of conditions and age related muscle loss (sarcopenia). There is no one size fits all approach but as way of examples Jon has worked with clients prior to surgery experiencing the menopause, with osteopenia/osteoporosis, post head trauma, pre/post cancer treatment and stage one Parkinson's.