The purpose of this patient testimony film, which is produced by MAstudioLAB and Alessandro Visconti, Physiotherapy / Milan, is to encourage patients to be active participants in designing, developing and documenting a personalised post-operative protocol, whilst at the same time drawing from standard protocols. The film is designed to provide a patient with the opportunity to reflect upon and to formulate their own expectations and objectives when facing surgery which will in turn help motivate them to address the challenges which they will face, in both the short,- and the long-term. A medical team can assist and accompany patients during the post-operative process but they must remember that the responsibility for their recovery is up to them.
The film is also part of the (re) MOVE ME initiative, created by MAstudioLAB's founding artistic director Miriam Aziz, which regards movement research as an integral part of health and creativity.
We remind those viewers who may be facing surgery that this film is not an on-line exercise course. We strongly advise these viewers to develop their own protocol with their medical team. There are over 60 procedures for bunion surgery, for example, which have their own post-operative protocols; moreover, we remind these viewers that they must be mindful of their own 'body of logic', so to speak.
Last but not least, this film is dedicated to Professor John Kenyon Mason (1919-2017), who was Miriam Aziz's PhD supervisor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Edinburgh between 1993-1996 and with whom she shared a passion for medical jurisprudence and in particular, the need for good communication between patients and medical professionals.
PLEASE NOTE: No person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into any agreement, in connection with the depiction of the products. This includes tobacco products.