Following an orthopaedic surgery, it is likely that you will require physiotherapy to avoid certain complications, such as DVT, but also to re-introduce strength and a range of motion movements. You will be prescribed a progressive exercise program in order to build up flexibility, strength, and function. Our physiotherapists will tailor a programme specific to your surgery in order to aid you through the rehabilitation process to get you back to your everyday activities as soon as possible.
If you have injured yourself (either acute injuries or chronic) or you have had an orthopaedic surgery - YOU MUST DO REHAB TO STRENGTHEN THE AREA! This is so you return to full normal function, with no symptoms, and as low a risk as possible for re-injury. Rest and passive treatments are not enough. If you do not rehabilitate the injured tissue or surgically repaired tissue with exercise, you will be left with weak, non-remodelled scar tissue which is vulnerable and will fail in the future causing re-injury.
Physiotherapy plays an important role in rehabilitation post-surgery to help reduce pain, swelling and stiffness, and to guide you on an individualised rehabilitation program for a quicker and stronger recovery.
Our Physiotherapists are also trained in pre-operative physiotherapy, if time allows, to help strengthen and prepare the problematic area before surgery in order to increase the rate of recovery post-op and reduce the risk of complications.
You will also address deficiencies and imbalances that may have contributed to the injury/impairment with targeted corrective and rehab exercises. You will be guided back to exercise and your sport or physical activity (or just back to normal life function) with careful progressions, based on tissue and surgery healing timeframes and achievement of certain progression criteria e.g., strength/capacity/ROM testing results.
You will eventually be fully cleared to return to your sport or physical activity and have a maintenance program for ongoing injury prevention.