“Joint and Muscular Injury is not all about the, Recovery Rehabilitation”

Joint and Muscular Injury is not all about the Recovery Rehabilitation

“Joint and Muscular Injury is not all about the, Recovery and Rehabilitation,” this may seem a strange statement from me , as a lot of my patients will state, to them I am all about the wellbeing, the recovery, rehabilitation and helping them get back to being the best that they can be.

“Times have changed,  as we have all found out, for a lot of people the concerns of longer waiting lists for surgery for Hip and knee replacements has not been the greatest of news some waiting as long as 35weeks and in some cases longer.”

This creates additional concerns and problems for the patient , the main being how to keep  MOBILE,  how to cope with further PAIN , how to deal with further DETERIATION . A combination of these factors can have a serious impact on the Physical Physiological and Psychological wellbeing of the individual.

So lets break down these :

Physical

How will this present itself to you  ?

This means the functions, that go on in your body  aided by nerve and blood function to your muscles the brain, that affect your Proprioception, you may find an inability to move smoothly or as I explain to my patients ” They are unable  to have Pain Free Fluid Movement” muscles shorten (tighten) so less flexibility , this can cause problems while sleeping or in a lot of cases lack of sleeping , pain and stiffness on waking making it difficult to get moving in the mornings, getting in and out of chairs putting on shoes, all these things are because the muscles are not supple , the need to keep muscles supple is clear. If muscles are supple then you have a better range of motion, less pain and better function, by keeping muscles supple it makes for a better outcome for surgery, a better outcome for surgery means a better outcome for recovery so it is a Win Win situation. You have to look after you while waiting for surgery.

Physiological

 

How will this present itself to you ?

What is physiologic stress? Physiological stress can be defined as any external or internal condition that challenges the homeostasis of a cell or an organism. in this case you,  It can be divided into three different aspects: environmental stress, intrinsic developmental stress, and aging.

You may find  your heart rate will increase, for a short and initial reaction, you may find swelling around the injured  area,  you may have a sharp stabbing, burning  or tingling pain, this being nerve related . Movement may become restricted , also discoloration of skin in the area e.g. . Bruising, this is the first part, then it is about the after affects, the injury may need surgery, while waiting for surgery you may need to have medication, this has to be considered, though you have to work with your body to keep healthy, you may have an injury that causes difficulty in getting around, so you have to make changes in how you do things, we also have to consider aging, some injuries can have a worse affect the older you are , the need to keep bones in good order and ladies be aware after menopause bone density , is just as important as muscles being kept supple, we all need to try to age well, injuries in your youth can come back to haunt you as you get older.

Psychological.

 

How will this present itself to you ?

When I first, started to write this section, I thought about how people react to an injury, at first and it is basically, The Fight Flight or Freeze reaction, the adrenalin kicks in and we go onto Auto mode,  then the realisation kicks in once we know the outcome of the injury, from the acute stage to the chronic stage it will all take a toll on you in so many ways because of the inability to do what you were able to do before , there is doubt,  there is fear, also guilt, this can all lead to depression.

By now you may be wondering where do  I go from here and the impact of extended  time  , waiting for treatment , in the form of NHS surgery, your muscle still need to work, but if you are not giving them chance, then the longer term issues can come into play.

Forced movement may rupture  muscles, thus creating further issues, during that waiting time the injury can get worse the pain can escalate the painkilling medication is no longer effective so may be increased, while waiting for surgery you still need to stay active, but mobility becomes excessively difficult, you may end up or stronger medication that comes with it’s own side effects , this is when you may feel like it is all spiralling downward and out of your control, you have to be able to function for your own mental and physical health  therefore,

 

Bio Nuropulse in action

 

Pain Free Movement is the Goal!

“I know it all sounds a bit doom and gloom, but that need not be the case, the need to keep supple to keep the  endorphins working especially the,  Beta endorphin (this is a great hormone we all love this hormone even if we don’t know it’s name if you are a runner this is the hormone that gives you that great rush, I know a lot of runners that say running becomes addictive because of that feeling they get, well this is the hormone that gives you that feeling, it is a endogenous opioid and a peptide hormone , it is produced in certain  neurons within both the Central and Peripheral Nervous System it helps in the modulation of pain perception, both in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. When pain is perceived, within the pain receptors, ( Nociceptors.)”

The Beta Endorphin main job is to  decrease bodily stress and maintaining homeostasis resulting in pain management, it also plays a main part in the  reward effects, and behavioural stability.

Bioneuro Sigma Steve Kirby in Use

This is why I use the Bioneuro Sigma Q  in my treatment of patients  it is able to work through the Central and Peripheral Nervous System working on all three types of receptors that regulate the neurotransmission of pain signals.

These receptors are called Mu, Delta, and Kappa Opioid Receptors., these are the guys that control  the release of the Beta Endorphin allowing activation of the muscle tissue and nerves, in response to stimulation, relaxation and  reinvigoration of the muscle tissue.  all to improve healing.

With a combination of treatment  designed to delver a good clinical outcome, both pre and post surgery, the main point being with any treatment for my patients, is that  gentle persuasion of a muscle tissue after injury works a lot better than forcing it  working with the patient in their time, baby steps if need be gives more confidence than making them push themselves before they feel able, a patient is a person not a statistic, for me it is the same be it pre or post op a  patient needs to reach their goals and for that it takes time care and understanding.

Knee and Hips we all have them, but the unfortunate thing is we use them and abuse them.

Steve and Jacqui Kirby

Knee and Hips we all have them, but the unfortunate thing is we use them and abuse them , we take them for granted, we work them, sometimes when we should be resting them .

Our joints work hard for us and when they fail us we need to deal with reasons for this, sometimes our joints have got to the point that we need surgery in the form of a Hip or knee replacement, the waiting times for such surgery is long and it is getting longer.

During that waiting time the injury can get worse the pain can escalate the painkilling medication is no longer

effective , while waiting for surgery you still need to stay active , but mobility becomes excessively difficult, you may end up or stronger medication that comes with it’s own side effects .

When we are less mobile and in pain it affects our well being overall, our mental health, we can get depressed, one of the main things is the lack of muscle use, when we are less mobile and use our muscles less they tighten or shorten we feel stiff this makes us fell less like moving , but we need to keep those muscles active, we need the blood and oxygen to  move through our muscles, all in all we make it more difficult for ourselves if we don’t.

Supple Muscles make life a whole lot better, while you are Pre-Op, during Surgery and Post Op.

Before I met my wife Jacqui, she had been involved in a very bad car crash, one of her injuries resulted in her needing a Hip replacement, on her Right hand side, one of the other injuries on her Left hand side was her Patella, it was dislocated and had to be put back into position she also had  shoulder,wrist and foot injuries.

I treated Jacqui after her Hip surgery getting her back walking again, but a couple of years later her knee, that had never been fully right after her accident, started to give her real problems, we found out she had a Patella Fracture  she needed a knee replacement, when you have a knee replacement it is never the same, your knee does a lot of work and a replacement knee can not move in the same natural flexible way a your own knee can, so it was a daunting and worrying time for Jacqui.

For me it was time to find out more and more, what would be the best treatment for her to aid with recovery, I hit the books big time talked to a knee surgeon,  I was determined to make sure she had a great recovery , during that time I found out so much more about knee injury,  I was determined to  use it to my advantage , I have since put all that information and learning into the treatment of my clients, to specialise in Hip and Knee Pre-op and Post-op recovery and rehabilitation, for them to have as quicker recovery with the need for less medication and while they are waiting for surgery to help make their time more bearable keeping them flexible and more prepared for surgery.

We used the Bioneuro along with massage and Neuro manipulation techniques to keep Jacqui’s muscles supple during that time she did not need painkilling medication, and she was mobile, when it got closer to the surgery unfortunately there had been a delay of 2 months for  surgery, things did get a little more difficult with mobility so we did use the Bioneuro a little more , it did the job even the surgeon was pleased at how good a condition her muscles were in as it made his job easier and the recovery time would be less.

Bioneuro Sigma Steve Kirby in Use

Using the Bioneuro after surgery and again gentle massage helped with a speedy recovery , she did well getting a good bend on her knee and walking up and down stairs, one of the best things was that during that recovery time Jacqui did not need lots of medication she had good blood flow and good muscle movement, healing was far quicker and she got back to doing what she loved doing taking our dog for a walk and she still does.

 

 

 

We can help with pre-op while you are waiting for that hip or knee surgery to keep those muscles supple and help with mobility meaning less medication and more movement, or Post op as sometimes after surgery people find it difficult to get going again and need that bit of hands on treatment to get them on a good recovery path.

We can help with pre-op while you are waiting for that hip or knee surgery to keep those muscles supple and help with mobility meaning less medication and more movement, or Post op as sometimes after surgery people find it difficult to get going again and need that bit of hands on treatment to get them on a good recovery path. 

Winifred Thought That She “Would Never Be Able To Walk Again Without The Use Of A Stick”.

Be Able To Walk Again

What a lovely lady I have been treating in Winifred,  I have  not had to treat this lady for very long .

One thing is for sure she is a fighter , I have treated a few Ladies recently all with one very positive thing about them .

They have all been fighters wanting to get on with life and make the most of it .

Yes they have been in pain , but they should not be written off and they certainly would be the first to tell you they still have a lot of living to do and they intend to get on with it.

I love them for their positive attitude and it has been a pleasure and a joy to be able to help as Jacqui calls them “My Ladies”

Winifred had problems with her knee and her back , she came to me after she found it difficult to carry on with her gardening and her daily exercise  routine.

Using Neuromuscular techniques , massage on the Hydrotherm System and using the Bioneuro, we were soon able to get into to the cause of Winifred’s Pain ad deal with it , rather than it being a long drawn out process and without the need for her to continue using the painkilling medication that Winifred did not want to take .

Winifred word’s “I did not think I would be able to walk again with out the use of a stick ”

That proved to be wrong as Winifred is now doing her daily walks without a stick in Acle.

Quicker Recovery, from Knee replacement surgery or injury, in Norwich Norfolk, With Getfitstayfit Norfolk

Knee replacement surgery

A patient now back in action, due to the Aid of  The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®) 

Jackie from Brundall had been suffering with excessive knee pain and her movement was restricted, following her visits to her GP then to an Orthopaedic Surgeon, a date was planned for a knee replacement. For Jackie the pain became debilitating, not being a lady who regularly took pain killers.

She came to Getfitstayfit Norfolk to see if we could help.

“When my knee started giving me a considerable amount of pain I when to my GP and was told a knee replacement was necessary, as an active person I knew I had to keep on top of this as I try to avoid pain killers as much as possible.

I knew of Steve Kirby and Getfitstayfit Norfolk as it is a local business in our area and had treated a friend, very successfully, I contacted him to see if he could help. Steve started treating me on The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®), I found  the pain was greatly reduced and I was able move with a lot more ease, and a lot less pain, my muscles where in a good state of health following treatment and I was ready for the surgery.

The operation went well and I was quickly back having The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®) treatment with Steve, about three times a week. I had to attend physiotherapy at the hospital, which I did not feel happy with at all, pushing and forcing the knee, made it very painful.

So I decided I would stick with the treatment from Steve, with the Bioneuro, some gentle exercise this did the trick, with no pain regular monitoring and all in my time, a lot quicker I feel, than I would have achieved with just the painful exercises.”

The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®)  is fully medically tested and approved to help aid in the recovery from knee injuries and in Pre and Post knee replacement surgery, quicker than you can ever imagine. The system works deeply into the deep nerves and muscle’s, helping to take away swelling, improve blood flow and aid mobility.

 

The operation went well and I was quickly back having The Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (ΣQ®) treatment with Steve, about three times a week. I had to attend physiotherapy at the hospital, which I did not feel happy with at all, pushing and forcing the knee, made it very painful.