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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperaturedo not come to our hospitals.

Follow the national advice and stay at home for seven days. For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection, but for some of our patients it is a higher risk. Please help us to help you.

Important information about non-urgent inpatient operations and outpatient appointments.

From Monday 23 March we will not allow any visitors to our hospitals – with a few exceptions.

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Physiotherapy

Inflammation and pain make your muscles weaker and reduce the amount of energy you have. Inflammation in a joint stops it from moving properly. Physiotherapy and home exercises reverse these effects, and stronger and fitter muscles help to protect the body and give you more energy.

We will prioritise exercises to ensure you get maximum benefit. We suggest you undertake each exercise at least five times per week. We will give tips on how to fit them into the day, so that they are less of a drag, but it is up to you to remember.

There are also other ways that exercise can help you.

More about physiotherapy