Nonunion, referring to a broken bone which shows no evidence of healing within a specific time frame, is a massive deterrent to rehab and recovery after a complex orthopaedic trauma.  There are several contributing factors to nonunion, such as infection, poor blood supply, the type of fracture (eg. open fractures) and the energy force […]
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  When people have chronic pain after a catastrophic injury, the most common pain-management solutions tend to be pharmaceutical pain relief (such as NSAIDS, opioids, antiseizure, and/or anti-spasticity medication), medicinal cannabis, botox injections and/or psychological treatments (eg. biofeedback, cognitive behaviour therapy).(1, 2) However, a growing body of research is showing a strong link between what […]
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  If you have a client with a Grade 3 or Grade 4 pressure sore and/or other wound which is slow to heal, have they ever been reviewed by a dietitian? This may sound like an unusual or surprising suggestion, but there is a massive link between someone’s nutritional status and their body’s ability to […]
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  Don’t let a poor internet connection prevent you from providing the most helpful and productive online therapy sessions possible.  No one wants to freeze or get cut off in the middle of an important conversation or meeting – it’s frustrating for everyone.  So if you or your clients are struggling to get a reliable […]
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  Monitoring a client’s weight regularly (eg. monthly) after a catastrophic injury is essential.  Clients are often discharged from hospital and rehabilitation settings weighing significantly less than their “pre-injury” weight.  This is due to drastic changes to muscle mass (as a result of inflammation and immobility), clients often not liking institutional food and/or frequent periods […]
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  Are your clients drinking more or less alcohol during lockdown? Alcohol Change completed a survey in April 2020 which showed that 21% of individuals in the UK were drinking more as a result of the lockdown, while 33% were drinking less or had stopped altogether.1  Why the difference?  While they didn’t specify in the […]
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  We’ve got at least another 2 weeks of lockdown to go! What’s going well for you (and your clients) during the lockdown? What’s the #1 challenge? What new habit have you (or your clients) developed that you want to continue after the lockdown is over?   Based on the challenges people have shared with […]
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  How are you coping with the new “normal” of Coronavirus lockdown?  And how are your clients coping?  Some people seem to be doing great – cooking from scratch more, meal planning, trying new foods and recipes and increasing their physical activity level (with Zoom fitness classes at home; moving exercise equipment into the garden; […]
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Wholesale food providers Brakes & Bidfood are apparently teaming up with the government with plans to provide food boxes to vulnerable clients in the coming weeks.  Details of the scheme are yet to be released but you can read more information HERE.  Make sure vulnerable clients have signed up on the government’s Coronavirus Extremely Vulnerable […]
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  If you’ve been to the supermarket in the last few weeks, you’ve likely noticed that many shelves are empty and it is much harder to purchase the food items which you would normally use.  You’ve also likely noticed that getting an online delivery slot at the minute is next to impossible.  So what options […]
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