Rehabilitation starting earlier

I would like to see early focus on rehabilitation from acute injuries.

 

I've had a number of sporting injuries in the past and have consistently felt like there has been a significant delay in focusing on recovery.

 

A few exercises from an Emegency Department staff member, or physiotherapist, could make a world of difference to so many people who suffer acute injuries, help speed up their recovery and reduce the chance of reoccurrence.

Why the contribution is important

Waiting for further investigation in order to get a diagnosis, let alone waiting for a physiotherapist referral to result in an appointment, can cause problems like muscle wastage, after even just a day, let alone the weeks that can often take.

 

Simple exercises can keep the muscles strong and will speed up recovery but ED staff have to focus so much on getting us out the door I sympathise that they may feel they do not have time to go through these. 

 

The physiotherapists I've seen have always been great and I've recovered every time but I've always felt it would be quicker (and less of an impact on my mental health) to have that intervention quicker so that those who are injured can at least do something to help themselves. 

by CLB on July 06, 2018 at 09:32PM

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  • Posted by ClareIOMGov August 09, 2018 at 11:41

    Agree an improvement in the Island's rehab service is required.

    This pertains especially to older service users.

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  • Posted by ClareIOMGov August 10, 2018 at 15:11

    Physical rehabilitation provision should be looked at as it would cut long stays in hospital or going off island. Have to make sure that staff are trained in Rehab.

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