Pre and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy can have a large impact on the success of many surgeries, both through helping you prepare for the surgery and also in helping you to recover as fully as possible. To begin with, our preoperative assessments will help to identify any areas of weakness that will benefit from strengthening and help you to be in your optimum fitness prior to undergoing any operation. This can have a surprisingly positive effect on your recovery, particularly in preparation for Total Hip and Knee Replacement surgeries as your ability before surgery is a big predictor of your success following the surgery.
Our physiotherapists are also able to help educate you and prepare for your upcoming surgery, getting you ready for any precautions or modifications that might be necessary. Surgery can take a big emotional toll and being prepared will make the process much easier, you can also plan and cope better when you know what to expect during the recovery
Following your operation we can help you to get the most out of your rehabilitation through a targeted exercise program and use of modalities to help with pain and swelling.
Physiotherapy can have a significant role to play in the success of many of the following surgeries, including but not limited to:
- Spinal stabilisation surgeries
- Rotator Cuff Repairs
- Shoulder stabilisation and reconstruction
- Hip and Knee Replacements
- Ligament Repairs
- ACL Reconstructions
Seeking physiotherapy intervention prior to and after surgery can have positive effects on strength, flexibility and balance having the overall effect of improving function and keeping you doing the activities you need to. Importantly, your physiotherapist can also play a supportive role, guiding you through the surgical journey, from beginning to end is they can be a valuable source of information.
Speak to our physiotherapists at Addlife Physiotherapy so we can help you with your surgery and recovery or to answer any questions that you may have.
None of the information in this article is a replacement for proper medical advice. Always see a medical professional for advice on your individual injury.