June Newsletter

Great News - HICAPS has released a new code to allow you to claim ORTHOTIC'S moulded by your Physio on your Private Health.

NB: not all Private Health Insurance Companies will allow it, and it will depend on your level of cover. If they won't let you claim them, complain! They have customer complaint management strategies to stop you going to another company. Need some new Orthotics - see us today, call 9315 3855.  

See our newsletter on Knee Replacement surgery, not just an older generational problem these days, with more of us running many many miles, you might find your knees have just worn out! Check out the surgical process and rehab process in our newsletter:  

What Are Recent Advances in Knee Replacement Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized knee replacement surgery as well as many fields of medicine. It uses specialised techniques and instruments so the surgeon can perform major surgery without a large incision! It may lead to less pain, faster recovery time and better movement due to less scar tissue. 

What Happens After Knee Replacement Surgery?

You usually spend three to five days in hospital so the surgery heals well. A day after the operation, most people will work with a physiotherapist and begin to move about and put weight on your leg. At first, you may walk with the help of parallel bars, and then use a walking device, such as; crutches, a wheeled walker, or a walking stick, until your knee is able to support your full body weight.

The vast majority of people who undergo knee joint replacement surgery have dramatic improvement. The pain caused by the damaged joint is relieved when the new gliding surface is constructed during surgery. This improvement is most notable one month or more after surgery.

How can Physio Help?

After about six weeks, most people are walking comfortably with minimal assistance. Once muscle strength is restored with physiotherapy, people who have had knee joint replacement surgery can enjoy most activities (except running and jumping). Physiotherapists can help you after the operation by:

  • Helping you walk, sit, and stand normally and comfortably
  • Improving how much movement the knee joint has
  • Strengthening the muscles of your knee to help move your new joint, alongside strengthening of your hip and ankle so your whole body remains strong and capable
  • Scar management of the incision site, ensuring it heals comfortably
  • Increasing your balance and coordination, which can also reduce your risk of falls

Need advice or a helping hand (or two)? Call us for a guaranteed appointment TODAY on (08) 9315 3855!

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