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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.

Disc bulge: what you need to know

The 23 discs in your spine do a great job of absorbing shock and allowing movement, but they can degenerate, bulging like a muffin top that spills over the waistband of your jeans.

Physiotherapy can help relieve the pain of a bulging disc and help strengthen your back to prevent recurrence. Here’s what you need to know.

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