Pre & Post Operative Care

Your surgeon has managed your injury or illness but this is only the first step on your road to recovery.

Following surgery or fracture management, physiotherapy plays a very important role in managing your pain and rehabilitating you back to a fully functioning level.

At PhysioX, we work closely with surgeons to optimise the intended area of surgery before you go for the surgery. It has been demonstrated that you will achieve better outcomes if you have participated in at least 4-6 weeks of a supervised programme prior to your surgery.

Our physiotherapists are able to provide tailored treatments for the following conditions, but not limited to:

  • Complex fractures
  • Spine
    • Spinal fusion surgery
    • Spinal discectomy and decompression
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist
    • Shoulder replacement
    • Shoulder acromioplasty/ acromion decompression
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Bankart repair
    • Clavicle fracture i.e. collar bone fracture
    • Elbow Arthroplasty
    • Radial head fracture
    • Radial head replacement
    • Carpel tunnel release
    • Wrist and finger fractures
  • Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle
    • Total hip replacement
    • Hip labral repair
    • Total knee replacement
    • Knee arthroscopy i.e. meniscus repairs, chondroplasty, subchondroplasty
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
    • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) repair
    • Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair
    • Patella surgery
    • Achilles tendon repair
    • Bunion surgery

Therapy may include, but is not limited to:

  • Pain management
  • Mobility/transfer retraining
  • Joint range of movement therapy
  • Gait re-education
  • Safe graded exercise programs
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Dry needling

Improvements from post-operative physiotherapy include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased swelling
  • Increased function and independence
  • Improved joint range of movement
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Improved mobility and transfers.