Convalescence and osteopathic rehabilitation

‘Complete rest will result in decreased endurance levels through reduced muscle strength, metabolic activity and circulation. This can cause a sense of fatigue, affecting the patient’s motivation and leading to a vicious cycle of greater inactivity’ Dittmer and Teasell, 1993 “Your body adapts to your physical habits” Bedrest is often necessary for healing injuries, during sickness and following an operation but extended periods of bedrest can have a detrimental impact on your health.

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