The team at Austral New Age Physiotherapy believe in the importance of preparing you both mentally as well as physically for surgery. Your treatment will involve educating you about your up-coming surgery and also letting you know what to expect. In addition after surgery restoring joint movement, muscle strength and any limb swelling. We try and ensure you are treated by the same physiotherapist pre- and post-operatively, implementing the rehabilitation protocols set by your surgeon.
How does it work?
Pre-operative treatment is beneficial because as a rule, the better you are before surgery, the better you will be after surgery. If you have good muscle strength beforehand it is easier to regain movement and further improve strength afterwards.
Post-operatively, you and your physiotherapist will work on a progressive programme of manual therapy and exercise to enable you to return to sport or normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. At Back in Action Physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation is a key component to the effective management of your care. In conjunction with the 1:1 treatment sessions with your physiotherapist, we actively promote the self-management of your condition through home exercise programmes and the independent use of our 1st class rehabililation gyms.
What conditions is it used for?
Anyone needing help restoring movement, muscle strength and general function following a fracture.
- Anyone preparing for or had any orthopaedic surgery such as:Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
- Knee arthroscopies and meniscal and ligament repairs
- Total hip or knee replacements
- Shoulder Surgeries – i.e. rotator cuff repairs
- Foot and ankle surgeries – i.e. Achilles tendon repairs.
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