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Pre & Post Operative

Prehabilitation: preparing patients for surgery

“Major surgery is like running a marathon and both require training.”

  • Aims to get patients to their optimal health before their operation
  • Improve their strength and fitness before surgery
  • Recovery time post-op is often shorter

 

Post-operative physiotherapy treatment in liaison with your surgeon

  • Mobilising the joint as allowed
  • Treatment for the relief of pain and/or swelling
  • Scar management
  • Education on rehabilitation protocols and outcome
  • Guidance with your home exercise program
  • Progression of your rehabilitation until normal function is restored

It is important to treat a patient in a multi-disciplinary team. This includes communication with all of the health care professionals involved, such as the surgoen, to ensure optimal results in a timeous manner.

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