POST-OPERATIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Undergoing a 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 physiotherapy treatment 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.

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MIKE MAJOR, PT

BSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo MSc PT, McMaster University

Physiotherapist

Born in Lahr, Germany

Mike treats people of all activity levels and ages from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He has mentored physiotherapists across Ontario as well as worked on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Recently, Mike represented physiotherapists within the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games Medical Services Expert Provider Group. Mike has also had the opportunity to work side by side with orthopaedic surgeons, allowing him to work with many people following complex and traumatic injuries. Mike also consults over 1,000 physiotherapy cases nationally. This has given him a lot of insight into what Physiotherapy looks like across Canada.    

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Mike served in the reserves for 9 years as a member of the Artillery in the Canadian Armed Forces. He also enjoys coaching local athletes to help improve their performance through MeFit, a local not-for-profit organization.

What Really Matters...

Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

Worst idea you've ever had?

Skiing behind a car.

Worst fad you've ever participated in?

Rat Tail

Do you have any kids?

A baby named Maverick.

Last book you read?

Together is Better: A little Book of Inspiration

Most useless talent you have?

Sewing

 

What 3 things are you bringing with you, stranded on a desert island?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

Biggest Pet Peeve?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

In your high school yearbook, you won/would have won...?

Most likely to get stuff done

What song would play every time you enter a room?

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

 

“It’s not the size of dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”