Why is Post-Operative Physiotherapy Beneficial?
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 the 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 and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation. Based on their assessment, they’ll prescribe the most appropriate exercise for your and discuss your post-operative treatment.
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 liaise with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.
Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Care
Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Acromioplasty, Manipulation, Capsulotomy, Fracture
Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture
Wrist & Hand
Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs
Hip Replacements/Resurfacing, Hip labral repairs, Hip Arthroscope, Fracture
Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscope, Meniscal Repairs, Chondroplasty, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture
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 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.