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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice.

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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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