“6 weeks after my operation I went to the pool. No need to be a swimmer just some easy exercises is all that was necessary. I got great motivation and encouragement from Orla which I felt speeded up my recovery. She was always on hand with good suggestions.”
Longstanding Knee pain. Difficulty walking, especially going downstairs. Medical diagnosis with xray: Knee osteoarthritis, left and right.
Physiotherapy for pain management, elective surgery (total knee replacements), exercises following surgery to promote functional knee range of movement, quadriceps (thigh) strength, hamstring and calf flexibility and core strength. Orthotics were also prescribed to help correct altered biomechanics
Walking, swimming and doing exercises regularly, no knee pain from a combination of healthy lifestyle and prescribed exercises.