If you’ve recently received surgery such as a ACL reconstruction, knee reconstruction or an operation on your wrist, ankle or shoulder, physiotherapy can greatly assist with your recovery.
At PhysioReform, we are experts in post-operative rehabilitation. We provide the professional support and guidance you need after your surgery.
Our caring and qualified physiotherapists will happily assist you in your post-operative care and get you back to your work, back on the field, or back to your day-to-day activities as soon as possible. Our rehab programs are specially developed and tailored to your situation, helping you to meet your recovery goals.
HELPING YOU RECOVER FROM SURGERY
After your surgery, the quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your normal everyday life is by consulting a physiotherapist who is experienced in post-operative rehabilitation. Using our specific knowledge, we aim to achieve early movement, increase strength and promote independence through a variety of treatments.
How Post-Operative rehab works?
In the early phase of management, there may be some restrictions the surgeon advises to allow the surgery to heal (such as non-weight bearing or restrictions to movement). Our team have proven and effective methods that allow exercise and movement within these constraints to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
Natural complications of surgery include tightness/shortening of muscles, joint stiffness, pain and muscle weakness. The bulk of your rehab will involve hands on treatment to free up the affected joints and muscles coupled with a safe and tailored exercise program.
Returning to your previous levels of function is the final goal. Our expert team will create a specific program which will incorporate tailored exercises to meet your specific goals. Whether you enjoy playing sports, going fishing, or spending hours working in your garden, our patient-centred exercise programs will reflect the physical requirements of your goals.
Physiotherapy can be of great benefit as a pre-surgical intervention. In a number of cases, there may be a waiting period before you receive surgery. During this time, our physiotherapists can guide you through a strengthening and maintenance program to minimise the amount of muscle strength and function you lose during this period. There is a significant body of evidence supporting the use of pre-surgical strengthening as means of improving outcomes and reducing rehab time post surgery.