PRE & POST OP REHABILIATION
If you are going for surgery for a joint replacement, a muscle repair or having cancer treatment, prehab exercises can get you prepared for your treatment and improve your recovery. Likewise, you may need a progression of your hospital based exercises post-op or post treatment. You may need a home programme or prefer to attend supervised exercise with us.
In order to ensure that you or a loved one achieve the best possible outcome after surgery it has been recognised that counteracting the effects that any length of stay in hospital as quickly and safely as possible with targeted rehabilitation programmes leads to the best outcomes.
The notion of surgery may be both terrifying and scary. Many people engage in pre-operative physiotherapy exercises, which are clearly beneficial to the healing process. Completing the pre-operative recovery plan can provide various advantages such as enhancing your postoperative results and minimize your recovery time.
Pre-operative exercises are intended to enhance range of motion and movement patterns both before and after surgery. Pre-hab helps the body prepare for surgery by raising intensity and facilitating pain management prior to surgery. You may also feel better mentally and emotionally by building an overall feeling of wellness, which ensures that you are doing everything necessary to achieve the greatest outcomes! You will be able to restore normal function much more rapidly if you are as strong, flexible, and healthy as possible following surgery.
This entails closely following your surgeon’s advice and engaging as soon as possible with one of our physiotherapists. Physiotherapy after surgery should begin immediately in hospital, however it is important that once you have been discharged you continue physiotherapy to achieve the best possible recovery. Our physiotherapy team will encourage you to carry out a range of exercises to strengthen and mobilise any affected joints and muscles and this will also help to improve circulatory or respiratory problems that may have developed in hospital.
- Effective management of your pain
- Help you return to activities of daily living
- Strengthening of weak muscles
- Stretching of muscles that may have become stiff
- Help get you back to the level you were previously
- Improving your posture
- Regain your independence
- Reduce any anxiety that you may have and regain your confidence
- Mobilisation exercises to improve circulation and range of movement
- Help clear any secretions, improve lung volumes and prevent chest infections
- Advise on effective positioning to increase comfort and reduce the risk of pressure sores