Staying active is important for your health and quality of life as it can improve everything from your mood to your cardiovascular health. Keeping active can also help you to maintain your independence and enable you to enjoy your favourite activities, even when you are affected by a condition that affects your mobility or recovering from a serious injury.
Maintaining an active lifestyle is beneficial for everyone, but it is particularly important if you are managing a chronic condition that affects your mobility or recovering from orthopaedic surgery. The right kind of exercise can help to relieve symptoms such as joint or muscle pain and stiffness. Exercise can also strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your balance and reduce the risk of falls. If you are having surgery, exercising before and after the procedure can help you to regain your mobility as quickly and fully as possible.
Staying active doesn’t have to mean exercising intensively or playing sports, unless that is what you want. It can also be about maintaining your independence or making it easier to perform everyday activities. We can help you to achieve your goals by advising you on the best way to build up your activity levels.
We can provide advice both before and after surgery to help you to maintain an active lifestyle and improve your mobility. Rehabilitation is a slow process, so you might start with walking and work up to more strenuous activities such as swimming. Your orthopaedic surgeon can recommend exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility. You may also need to see a physiotherapist for additional help with rehabilitation.
The treatment provided by your orthopaedic surgeon will also help you to be more mobile. Your hip replacement, knee reconstruction or other surgery can make it much easier for you to enjoy an active lifestyle.