: Is it possible to come for post-operation rehab after a heel operation?
An entire centre inside of the GB group spa hotels is dedicated to rehab for patients with orthopaedic problems.
Our spa experience has allowed us to create an area free from architectural barriers and suitable for the stay and recovery of orthopedic patients, with special treatment programmes that focus on balneotherapy and hydrokinesis therapy in tanks and spa pool, associated with the application of bio-active spa clay, enriched with algae (high concentration of anti-inflammatory plant substances and natural anti oxidants).
Medical staff and therapists work with the patient according to customised post-operation rehab programmes, following them for the duration of their stay. We have rooms with mechanical beds and specially equipped bathrooms, some of which communicate with the room of possible accompanying carers. Pools have mechanical lifts and chairs to make it easier to enter/leave the water.
For a better assessment of the level of disability, it is important for us to be provided with a report from the patient’s GP or physical therapist, records for any associated illnesses (diabetes, heart problems, cerebral vasculopathy intercranial hypertension ....), medication.
Alternatively, balneotherapy in a bath and/or spa pool, can be used as a precious therapeutic element thanks to the overall muscle relaxant of spa water with bromide and iodide salts and to the possibility to move the body overall in conditions of total relaxation without there being any risk of falling.
The aim is to reduce pain, improve articulation and muscle strength, independent posture movements and walking with or without aids, plus a reduced use of medicines and improvement in mood and quality of living.
In any case, I recommend that you seek the advice of your Rheumatologist or GP and to consider a stay of at least two weeks to be able to undergo the cure without rushing it and combining it with the relevant rest periods.