You've had your surgery and your mind tells you it's time to return to your old routines, and maybe some new ones. But your body says, "Not so fast." The truth is, before you can get back to these activities, you'll likely need some rehab to regain your mobility and strength.
Physiotherapy can help you recover and get going through all the stages of rehabilitation from early recovery, rehabilitation to return to activities and sport. Each stage has its own focus depending on the type of surgery you have had and the surgeon’s guidelines, if provided.
Why Rehab is Needed?
Physiotherapy can speed your recovery no matter what kind of operation you’ve had, be it a fractured bone, joint replacement, ligament or tendon repair, gall bladder removal, hysterectomy, prostatectomy, heart surgery, abdominoplasty with recti plication (tummy tuck) or a procedure to treat cancer. Your rehab will likely begin in hospital where you will be provided with skills and exercises to get you ready to go home.
What is Involved in Rehab?
Each stage of recovery takes time and effort (some more than others). Keep your ultimate goals in mind as we help you:
- Reduce pain and swelling and address any issues with ambulation at home or managing your activities of daily living (toilets, bathing, sleeping, getting around the house etc.)
- Improve movement and range of motion of the body region that had surgery
- Restore motor control (how the muscles are linked to fire together)
- Strengthen and build endurance with an exercise program targeted to your individual goals
Time to Recovery
Your recovery time depends on many factors: your overall health, the kind of surgery you had, your age and most importantly your commitment to your rehab program. Your dedication and commitment to recovery is as important as your rehab team and will pay off in the end.
Pre & Post-op Services
Click on the following links for more information specific to your type of surgery.
Pre & Post Orthopaedic Surgery
Our physiotherapists will complete a full assessment both pre and post-op and develop an individual treatment plan to help expedite your recovery and reduce any secondary problems related to the surgery.
Pre & Post Spinal Surgery
Have you recently had or are planning to undergo Spinal Surgery and wondering if Physiotherapy can help?
Pre & Post Abdominal Surgery
Many people recover well from various abdominal surgeries with no complications. Other people are not so fortunate and can suffer with abdominal pain, rib tightness, digestive discomfort or numbness and tingling in the skin of the abdominal area.
Coming soon! We offer the services below and are currently working on writing up the pages for this website. If you like reading blogs check out this one Diane wrote for Pain Hero on Rehab after Surgery – social media posts courtesy of Susannah Reid. The Role of Physiotherapy in Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Spinal surgery
- Pelvic surgery
- Cancer surgery
- Plastic surgery for Abdominal Wall Repair