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Article: Physiotherapy: what can family do to help on the ward?

Common problems after Intensive Care Patients are often immobile (lying still) for much of their time in Intensive Care, sometimes resulting in general stiffness or painful joints, especially in the knees and shoulders. They can also lose muscle as a result of being so ill, especially in the legs, which often results in general weakness and problems with mobility. This can mean that patients may become tired or short of breath when beginning to mobilise on the general ward. Not...

Web Link: The City of Edinburgh Community Physiotherapy Service

This link will take you to the web page of the Edinburgh Community Physiotherapy Service. This physiotherapy service is available to people living within 'The City of Edinburgh'. Other services are available for those living in East, West and Midlothian. This page tells you about what types of help they can offer, who might be able to access it and how to access help (through your GP, hospital Consultant or in some cases, you can refer yourself).