POST-OPERATIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY KITCHENER

Regain Strength and Mobility Post-Surgery!

Undergoing surgery of any kind can be difficult, and stressful on your body. The recovery process is crucial, and can sometimes seem like a daunting task. If you’ve had orthopaedic surgery, your physiotherapy will impact the ultimate result you achieve.

There is often a pre-established guideline or protocol in place that your surgeon will want you to follow in the months after your surgery. Your physiotherapist should be familiar with these protocols, and will tailor them to fit your individual needs. Changes may be made based on how your body is responding to the treatment and healing process.

In a general sense, your post-operative rehabilitation program will consist of three stages: Early recovery, Strength and Range of Motion (ROM), and Functional Restoration.

Do you have an upcoming surgery, or just come home from one? Call us today to book an appointment. We are here to provide a personalized treatment plan that will improve your quality of life and prevent future injuries. Overcome your chronic conditions and return to your daily activities without the need for long-term pain killers.

We also offer a wide range of treatment options including but not limited to:

  • Massage therapy
  • Hands-on manual therapy
  • Virtual appointments
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Pain modalities (TENS)

If you are experiencing the following symptoms or conditions in your daily life, you will benefit from physiotherapy treatment:

  • Post-operative pain
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Pelvic pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal cord injury and Spinal surgery rehab 
  • Patellofemoral pain

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FAQ Section

Post-operative physiotherapy is a form of manual therapy that is used to help individuals recover from surgery. It involves a variety of treatments and exercises that are designed to help restore strength, mobility, and function after an operation.

The length of time required for post-operative physiotherapy will depend on the type of surgery and the individual’s recovery. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months before an individual is fully recovered.

Post-operative physiotherapy can help with pain relief, improve range of motion, restore strength, and improve overall function. It can also help reduce the risk of complications and improve recovery time.

During post-operative physiotherapy, you can expect a comprehensive assessment after which you will receive a variety of treatments and exercises that are designed to help restore strength, mobility, and function. These may include stretching, strengthening exercises, balance training, and other forms of physical therapy. Your physiotherapist will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Your physiotherapist will also provide education and advice on how to best manage your recovery process. This may include advice on activity levels, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications that can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

At the end of your post-operative physiotherapy program, your physiotherapist will assess your progress and provide you with a discharge summary. This summary will outline any further recommendations or follow-up care that may be necessary.