Post-Operative Physiotherapy

post-operative physiotherapy

Why is Post-Operative Physiotherapy Beneficial?

Unfortunately the success of your surgery doesn't finish the moment you leave the operating theatre. There is a famous quote: "The only place 'success' comes before 'work' is in the dictionary." Vidal Sassoon.

Your surgeon will have skilfully performed a surgical procedure that is the initial step towards your successful outcome. However, you'll have to do some work in the form of exercises to optimise your results. 

In hospital you'll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as chest infection or DVT's. You may even be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once you are discharged, you'll commonly require re-assessment and checking of your progress. 

Post-orthopaedic surgery, you'll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. The quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation. 

At PhysioWorks, we'll happily assist you in your post-operative care. We are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopaedic Surgeons. We'll happily liase with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.

Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Care

Shoulder

Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Acromioplasty, Manipulation, Capsulotomy, Fracture    

Elbow

Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture

Wrist & Hand

Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs

Hip

Hip Replacements/Resurfacing, Hip labral repairs, Hip Arthroscope, Fracture

Knee

Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscope, Meniscal Repairs, Chondroplasty, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture

Calf

Achilles Tendon Repairs, Fasciotomy

Ankle & Foot

Ankle Reconstruction, Ligament Repairs, Arthroscope, Fracture, Spur Removal, Bunionectomy

Spine (Neck & Back)

Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation

Individualised Post-operative Physiotherapy

At PhysioWorks we'll work with you to develop a tailor made rehabilitation program to ensure you make the best possible recovery in the quickest time. Whatever your needs, we'll get you back to your work, sport or day to day activities ASAP.

If you have been a surgical patient, it is not necessary to obtain a referral from your specialist to return to post-operative physiotherapy. However, it is always beneficial to inform your surgeon that you would like to return for post-operative care at PhysioWorks. 

You can make an appointment with PhysioWorks at any stage. This is especially important if you believe you are not making satisfactory progress in your recovery, or if your mobility is compromised.

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Last updated 23-Oct-2014 06:09 PM

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