What is Pre-operative and Post-operative Care?
The success of your surgery starts with a good preoperative care that includes physiotherapy and it doesn’t finish the moment you leave the operating theatre. When your Surgeon skilfully performs the surgical procedure, you will require post-operative program prescribed and supervised by a Physiotherapist.
What are the common conditions that require Pre-operative and Post-operative physiotherapy?
- Shoulder Reconstruction
- Shoulder Stabilisation
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Tennis Elbow Release
- Golfers Elbow Release
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Tendon Repairs
- Hip Replacements/Resurfacing
- Hip labral repairs
- Hip Arthroscope
- Knee Replacements
- ACL and Ligament Reconstruction
- Meniscal Repairs
- Lateral Release
- Patella Tendon Transfer
- Achilles Tendon Repairs
- Ankle Reconstruction
- Spur Removal
- Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation
- Respiratory conditions
- Cardiovascular conditions
What are the roles of physiotherapy in preoperative care?
Mentally prepare you for surgery
Reduce pain and inflammation
Restore range of motion
Improving muscular control of the injured joint
Normalizing movement patterns prior to your surgery
Improved overall well-being and fitness
Gain a good understanding of the exercises that you will perform immediately after surgery
What are the roles of physiotherapy in post-operative care?
Pain reduction treatment
Flexibility exercises to improve range of motion
Exercises to strengthen muscles
Posture, balance, and coordination training
Gait analysis and training
Manual therapy techniques
Home exercise instruction
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