Bodyworks Physiotherapy Clinic will host a free seminar for patients who are scheduled to undergo (or who are considering) total knee and hip replacement surgeries on Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00 to 6:45 PM at its clinic in Palm Springs. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
“The first seminar we hosted on this topic was very successful, so we wanted to make our knowledge available a second time for those patients who will be undergoing or are considering these major surgeries,” says David Wilson, Founder and Clinical Director of Bodyworks. “Due to hip or knee discomfort, people are sometimes living a less active life than they would like. By strengthening these muscles prior to surgery, they increase their chances of a shorter and easier recovery and are able to ‘hit the ground running.’”
Wilson and his professional staff will demonstrate proper pre- and post-op exercises, showcase some of the rehabilitative equipment that patients might need or use after surgery, and discuss simple steps that will help in handling the brief impairment that accompanies recovery.
“It’s helpful to think about the little day-to-day things that most people don’t consider until they become an issue,” explains Wilson. “For example, we offer tips on planning post-op meals, how to best strategize for movement around the home, even selecting a reliable contact person in case of emergency.”
Wilson was trained in England and has been treating patients for more than twenty-five years. His interest in back pain, joint care, and sports injuries led him to study with and be certified by the Cyriax Foundation, a world-renowned organization for the practice of orthopedic medicine. He moved to the desert in 1991, where he worked at Eisenhower Medical Center, and later, Desert Regional Medical Center, before creating Bodyworks.
Many of the patients at Bodyworks seek help to avoid surgical procedures. Wilson adds, “Our biggest caseload is seeing patients who are trying to avoid surgery. With the proper course of care, we can effectively treat arthritic hips and knees - in many cases avoiding or at least delaying surgical intervention.”
Bodyworks is a well-known establishment in the local healthcare landscape. The clinic relies primarily on word-of-mouth recommendations that come from former patients, and referrals from many local doctors who trust Bodyworks with their patients’ care and who have also been patients themselves.
Bodyworks is located at 333 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 114, Palm Springs. (Parking is accessible via Baristo Road opposite the O’Donnell Golf Club.) Most insurance plans are accepted. For more information or to reserve a space for the free seminar, please call 760/327-4244.