What you need to know….
The success of your surgery doesn’t finish the moment you leave the operating theatre. There is a famous quote:“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon
What is Post operative Physiotherapy?
Your orthopaedic surgeon will have skillfully performed a surgical procedure that is the initial step towards your successful outcome. Then you’ll normally undertake a post-operative rehabilitation programme prescribed and supervised by your physiotherapist.
In the hospital, you’ll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as chest infection or blood clots (DVT’s). You may even be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once you are discharged, you’ll commonly require re-assessment and checking of your progress.
Post-orthopaedic surgery, you’ll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. Consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation is common practice.
At Core Physio, we are here to assist you in your post-operative care. Our physiotherapists are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopaedic Surgeons in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. We’ll happily liaise with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.
Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Care
Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture
Wrist & Hand
Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs
Hip Replacements/Resurfacing, Hip labral repairs, Hip Arthroscope, Fracture
Achilles Tendon Repairs, Fasciotomy
Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation
At Core Physio, we’ll work with you to develop a tailor-made rehabilitation program to ensure you make the best possible recovery in the quickest time. Whatever your needs, we’ll get you back to your work, sport or day to day activities ASAP.
If you have been a surgical patient, it is always beneficial to inform your surgeon that you would like to return for post-operative care at Core Physio.
You can make an appointment with Core Physio at any stage. This is especially important if you believe that you are making slow progress in your recovery, or if your mobility is compromised.