Andrew Edwards

Andrew completed his Masters in Physiotherapy Studies at UQ in 2015. He has since developed a passion for musculoskeletal injuries, using an array of further education to inform his practice.

What is preoperative rehabilitation?

Everyone’s heard of post-operative rehab: therapy after surgery to promote a full recovery. But preoperative rehabilitation? What’s that about?

There’s a growing body of evidence to show that improving pre-op fitness improves post-op recovery. Preoperative rehabilitation helps to prevent complications of surgery, reduce your time in hospital and improve your overall recovery.

Common questions: dry needling

When a therapist inserts a dry needle into a tight, sore spot in a muscle, it causes a twitch response that releases muscle tension and improves circulation to the area. That’s why dry needling is now used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions including plantar fasciitis, sciatica and rotator cuff injuries.

Here are the answers to common questions about dry needling.

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