It is vital to complete a rehabilitation plan post-surgery to ensure you get the maximum benefits out of your particular surgery. More and more research is showing that surgery alone is not enough to maximise your recovery. Many surgeries require a period of recovery, healing and rehabilitation to ensure that our body repairs and adapts to the surgery in a safe and effective way.
Some procedures don’t require much rehabilitation at all, whereas other procedures can take many months to achieve a full recovery. Post-surgical physiotherapy and rehabilitation services are designed to guide you through the recovery process. It allows a pathway for your body to heal and safely rebuild the mobility, strength and endurance that you will need to make the most out of your surgery and prevent that “half recovery” that can happen when we don’t rebuild. If getting back to sport is your goal we will work with you to achieve your goals with carefully guided rehabilitation exercise, input where appropriate with strength and conditioning coaching and recommendations on safe return to training and play. Our post-operative physiotherapy care will also give you strategies to prevent future injuries being sustained. You don’t need a Doctor’s referral to start postoperative physiotherapy rehabilitation. However, we do correspond with your surgeon and GP about details of your operation, your progress and management.