Post-surgery complications can be avoided by allowing physiotherapy to play an integral role in your recovery.
How does physiotherapy help after surgery?
The role of a physiotherapist with post-surgery conditions is to incorporate a variety of techniques in order to help your bones, muscles and joints, which may have previously been damaged or broken to work again to their full potential.
By following a recommended physiotherapy programme, both as an outpatient and through doing the recommended exercises given by your physiotherapist at home, it helps to speed up the recovery and healing process and to reduce stiffness, pain and increase your mobility.
Not only is it just about exercising, a physiotherapist’s role is also about educating people and offering them advice about how a particular condition they have been suffering from may have arisen, how it might have been prevented in the first place and how to prevent it from recurring in the future.
Common surgeries treated:
- Orthopaedics (Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot)
- Pregnancy and gynaecological surgery
- Chronic chest problems
Physiotherapy can help with the following post-surgery conditions:
- Prevention of chest complications
- Prevention of thrombosis
- Prevention of pressure sores
- Prevention of muscle wasting and joint immobility
If you’d like to consult a physio about post-operative conditions which may need attention, use our handy appointment form and we’ll get back to you right away.