Physiotherapy is an essential component to many surgical procedures (see below for examples) which aims to ensure your:

  • Recovery from your procedure is optimised
  • Successful return to work and recreation
  • Return to your prior level of physical function

Precautions

Following any operation you are left with:

  • General muscle weakness
  • Swelling
  • Scar tissue and adhesions
  • Reduced range of motion

There are specific time frames for healing and regaining range of movement and strength. To ensure optimal recovery and to avoid set-backs, you need to manage any post-surgical precautions with your physiotherapist’s guidance in consultation with your surgeon.

Pre-surgery “recovery”

Start rehabilitation as soon as possible for a successful recovery which preferably means starting before surgery. Pre-surgery physiotherapy leads to:

  • Faster post-operative recovery
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Increased joint range of motion before your surgery
  • Decreased swelling following any initial injury

In hospital recovery

We can prepare you for time in hospital with:

  • Simple exercises to minimise complications
  • Safely moving in bed, and getting in and out of a chair
  • Best use of crutches and walkers

After Surgery

We will guide your post-surgical rehabilitation by:

  • Hands-on individually tailored treatments
  • An exercise-based rehabilitation regime to ensure the best outcome from your procedure
  • Prescribe a home exercise program
  • One-on-one treatment sessions
  • Maintain communication with your surgeon