Happy New Year! We hope 2014 is off to a great start. If you’re planning to have elective spinal surgery this year, don’t forget to prehabilitate yourself! Research has shown that patients who participated in 8 weeks of preoperative rehabilitation before spinal surgery met milestones earlier, experienced less pain, had shorter hospitalizations and had increased likelihood of returning directly home (rather than to nursing homes!) Read more the whole study here.
Happy Halloween! If you’re a little scared about your upcoming surgery, never fear. We’re offering 50% off our initial consultation fee through October 31st! Contact us and mention the code SPOOKY31 to redeem this offer and get started!
As an avid indoor rock climber, I am always impressed by the number of climbers I see continuing to climb, despite having injuries that would keep many folks out of the game. CAVEAT: Obviously, if someone has an overuse injury, such as tendinitis of the shoulder, the last thing they should do is continue to use the shoulder in an aggravating activity. Inflammatory/overuse injuries need time to heal, so they do not become chronic. However, the girl featured here, Alex, fractured her cuboid bone (
On our site, we often discuss the benefits of prehabilitation before orthopedic, abdominal, and women’s health surgeries. When patients have elective surgeries, they often have at least a few weeks to prepare, by performing exercises, becoming educated about their post-op precautions, and setting their homes up for hospital discharge. Very little has been discussed about prehab before another type of trauma: radiation and chemotherapy utilized to treat patients diagnosed with cancer. The A