Timing is key to Physiotherapy, whether its carried out before or after any Orthopaedic surgery. Ask any member of our clinical team, they will all tell you that the stronger and fitter a patient is going in for any surgery, the better the end results. A similar scenario exists after surgery: We often talk about a ‘golden few weeks’ after Orthopaedic surgery. Within that period, you have an opportunity to really make the most of your Orthopaedic surgery. That’s not to say that we can only help if you’re a couple of weeks’ post-surgery, it simply makes things a little harder.
For anyone planning Orthopaedic surgery, a few sessions of Physiotherapy will ensure you’re on the right track even before you have the procedure.
Procedures which may require pre-operative physiotherapy include:
- Total Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement)
- Total Hip Arthroplasty (Replacement)
- Spinal Surgery
- Knee and Ankle ligament reconstruction including Anterior Cruciate reconstruction