Physiotherapy after orthopedic surgery is critical for the results you achieve. It starts at your initial healing process and can carry on until your complete recovery and return to regular activities, sport or work. Ask us how Post-surgery Physiotherapy can help you!
Benefits of Post-Surgery Physiotherapy
-Joint mobilization to promote gentle movement
-Stretching stiff muscles/joint
-Strengthening weak muscles
-Help you return to activities of daily living
-Provide a graduated home exercise program
-Help you regain your independence and return to the activities you want to be doing
‘Your physiotherapist Carly will complete a full assessment and together you will create your short and long-term goals to achieve for your recovery.
We often work with the surgeon to follow any specific protocols and ensure good communication on your progress.
Generally, in the initial stages immediately after surgery we work to control swelling, pain and promote gentle range of motion. As you progress further, we work to restore your full range of motion and start gentle strengthening exercises. Lastly, we work to achieve to restore full strength and return to regular activities, sport or work.
We can instruct you and provide education regarding your sling or walking aid such as crutches, cane or walker.
Common orthopedic surgeries
-Ankle surgery following fracture or ligament reconstruction
-Total knee replacement
-Knee scope/meniscal repair
-Total hip replacement
-Rotator cuff repair
-Wrist fracture repair
-Carpal tunnel surgery