Post Operative Physiotherapy
Unfortunately, the success of your surgery doesn’t finish the moment you leave the operating theater.
There is a famous quote:“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon
Your surgeon will have skillfully 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 optimize your results. In the hospital, you’ll be provided with simple exercises to minimize complications such as chest infection or DVT. 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-orthopedic 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 “City Physio”, we’ll happily assist you in your post-operative care. 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 Stabilization, Rotatory 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
At “City Physio” 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 “City Physio”.