Diagnosed with Cancer? To Rest Or Not To Rest?
It’s amazing to realize that only a few decades ago patients undergoing a knee replacement were bed bound for up to 30 days post operatively. This was based on a paradigm that the body heals best with little stress, hence rest was favoured. Conversely, today’s standard protocol is that patients are walking and loading their new knee joint as soon as day 1! This shift represents a very significant change in the understanding of ‘stress’ and ‘load’; maybe what we once thought w