What you need to know….Post Operative Physiotherapy

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 performed a surgical procedure. That is the initial step, towards your successful recovery. Then you’ll undertake rehabilitation. This programme prescribed and supervised by your physiotherapist.
In the hospital, you’ll receive simple movement exercises. To minimise complications such as chest infection or blood clots (DVT’s). You may even receive some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once discharged, you’ll need a re-assessment, checking your progress. 
Post-orthopaedic surgery, you’ll partake in rehabilitation. Progression to regain your strength, flexibility, and movement. Consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation is common.

At Core Physio, we are here to assist you. In your post-operative care. Our physiotherapists are familiar with the rehab protocols. Offered by most Orthopaedic Surgeons in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. We’ll 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
Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs
Achilles Tendon Repairs, Fasciotomy
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. Or if your recovery or mobility is poor.