Preparing for musculoskeletal or joint surgery can be challenging, especially if you are used to being physically active. Then when it comes to the recovery period afterwards, there may be more uncertainty as you face weeks and possibly even months more of inactivity.
Perhaps your surgery has been delayed following the pandemic? Or you’re struggling with chronic pain and still have months to go before your op? Whatever your situation, it’s important to recognise that there can be a huge impact on your mental wellbeing.
Research shows that a healthy psychological attitude throughout the process has a positive impact on your recovery, so it’s worth taking some time to experiment with different ideas and techniques to support yourself prior to and after your surgery.
Now our Wellness and Behaviour Change Coach, Sally Walker, has shared some top tips and techniques to help you through your surgery journey, whatever point you’re at. You can find all of those by registering for MyFFC and clicking the article here:
You can keep up with all the latest updates, content and videos in our joints campaign by joining our Healthy Joints Group or by searching for #HealthyJoints in MyFFC and following the topic. You can also join one of our wellness workshop groups to find out more on everything from relaxation to stress, resilience and more in our Groups section.
To get you started, download our helpful infographic here.