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Surgery Rehabilitation

Following any surgical procedure, there is often pain associated with the operation site and a period of time when the operated area will be kept immobile. This often leads to stiffening of the joint(s) and weakening of the muscles surrounding the area involved. Without appropriate therapy these areas could remain stiff or weak, which would lead to ongoing problems and a poor outcome from surgery.

Physiotherapists play a major role in the rehabilitation of an individual following surgery, whether it is elective or emergency surgery. Treatment is aimed at restoring mobility, restoring strength, reducing pain and ultimately returning to normal or near-normal function.

Here at Think Physio we have formed strong relationships with surgeons in the area who routinely refer their patients on to us for their surgical rehabilitation. Thus, we have the experience and expertise to allow you to achieve the full benefits of your surgery.

Common surgeries seen at Think Physio include

Knee Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Lateral Release
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Meniscal Repair / Menisectomy
  • Tibial Tuberosity Transfer
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Hip/Groin Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Moore's Hemiarthroplasty
  • Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Adductor Tendon Release
Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles Repair
  • Lateral Ligament Repair
  • Ankle Joint fusion
  • Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
Shoulder Joint Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Decompression
  • SLAP Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
Spinal Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion

Timeframes for recovery from surgery will vary considerably depending on what type of surgery you have undergone as well as personal factors (such as age, previous injuries, arthritis and smoking habits). It is always a good idea to try to get an understanding of how long the process will be and what will be involved so that there are no surprises following surgery. In fact, it has been shown that people who start a rehabilitation programme before surgery (known as 'pre-habilitation') tend to have better outcomes than those who don't. Therefore a consultation with a physiotherapist prior to surgery (as well as being followed-up after surgery) could lead to a more successful outcome.

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  • Sports injuries
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  • Surgery Rehabilitation
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