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 aims are to get stronger, rebuild confidence and regain as much function as possible.
You have had your surgery or been discharged by your physiotherapist, what next?
Whether a referral or not each rehabilitation begins with an in depth pre-consultation form that forms the foundation for a client's exercise plan, then a short consultation in the first session before the work begins. Sessions are 30, 45 or 60 minutes, some clients simply want a single session to learn the exercises under supervision others are looking for a longer term relationship in order to progress; it simply depends on what works for you.
Rehabilitation 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 osteoporosis, post head trauma, pre/post cancer treatment and stage one Parkinson's. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/osteoporosis/prevention/