What is pre and post-surgery rehabilitation?
Pre-surgery rehabilitation is just as important as post-surgery rehabilitation for a few reasons. You are able to meet your physiotherapist who will be carrying out your post-op rehabilitation and also you will be able to find out exactly what you will need to do after surgery and so it wont be a big shock after your operation.
By having physiotherapy we can also help you get in the best possible shape before surgery so that you get the most out of your operation and rehabilitation is as quick as possible.
Post-surgery rehabilitation is the treatment that takes place after surgery. This usually starts within 24 hours after your operation in order to maximise recovery.
Common knee surgery conditions we treat pre and post op include:
- Patella re-alignment
- Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Post arthroscopy
What treatment can Farrell Physiotherapy offer for pre and post-surgery rehabilitation?
Following assessment you will be provided with a pre and post-op
Here at Farrell Physiotherapy we can provide a tailored pre and post-surgery rehabilitation programme so that you make the most of your surgery. It is important that you receive good rehabilitation so you get the best out of your surgery and make the best recovery.
Each surgeon has different post-operative rehabilitation programmes they want their patients to follow. Your physiotherapist can liaise with your surgeon so that they follow all of the rehabilitation instructions from your surgeon.
Post-operative rehabilitation starts as soon as you have had your operation
After your physiotherapist has assessed you, you will be provided with your tailor made treatment programme for before and after surgery. There are a number of treatment options and your physiotherapist will choose the most appropriate treatment options based on your symptoms and how you respond to different treatment methods.
Several treatment methods will be used together to maximise recovery.
Treatment for pre and post-surgery rehabilitation can include:
- Advice and education
- Range of movement exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Transfer practice e.g. out of a chair, into bed, onto a toilet
- Functional activity practice
- Self-care techniques such as washing and dressing
- Walking aid education
- Stairs assessment
- Graded return to functional activity
- Soft tissue massage
Benefit of physiotherapy for pre and post-surgery rehabilitation?
Research has shown that those who are treated pre-operatively have a much better success rate post-operatively than those who arent. The particular benefits you receive from physiotherapy will be based on what your main problems and symptoms were pre-treatment and your goals.
Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation assists with:
- Reduced pain
- increased range of movement
- Increased strength
- Speedy recovery
- Quicker return to functional/sporting activities