Following surgery or a bone fracture, it is important to mobilise the affected joint and/or limb and to strengthen the surrounding muscles.
Postoperative and post fracture rehabilitation may be required following:
- Bone fracture (breaking a bone)
- Shoulder surgery – arthroscopy, tendon or ligament repairs, decompressions, joint replacement, fracture management, acromioclavicular joint repair
- Hip – arthroscopy, labral repair, joint replacement, injection
- Knee – ligament, cartilage or tendon repair, arthroscopy, injection, joint replacement
- Spinal – fusions, stabilisations, discectomy, injections
- Ankle – arthroscopy, ligament repair, joint replacement
- Foot – bunion and toe surgery, fracture management
Your physiotherapist will assess your condition, discuss this with you and focus treatments on:
- Restoring optimal mobility
- Strengthening weakened and disused muscles
- Compensation for any functional loss
- Restoring normal movement patterns and habits
In post-surgical rehabilitation, the majority of the time the physiotherapist will follow a treatment plan, written by the surgeon and their team. The Physiotherapist will use this plan as a guide on how best to manage and progress your condition.