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Clinical Articles

Am I Fit to Use the Gym?

Am I Fit to Use the Gym?

Being fit to use the gym and all that equipment might be desirable but you might prefer to ask your doctor. In this article I have outlined some of the concerns that doctors might focus on to guide you. We all want to keep fit, not least after a pandemic like covid-19. But it is important to be alive to problems such as blood pressure, obesity, poor kidney function and the effects of dehydration.

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Intensive Treatment Unit Rotations

Intensive Treatment Unit Rotations

In the second part of this three-part series, Trevor Prior a podiatrist working out of Homerton Hospital East London provided me with tapes of his experience with the local ITU proning team. Bringing his skills into focus as a podiatric surgeon familiar with theatre protocol and anaesthetic induction helped him to assist and to become a team lead on occasions. His account provides some detail of what it was like to be on the front line.

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