Pre and Post Surgery Rehabilitation

Pre and post surgery rehabilitation refers to the specialized physiotherapy provided before and after surgical procedures to optimize recovery outcomes. The pre-surgery phase focuses on preparing the body for surgery, enhancing strength and flexibility to reduce recovery time. Post-surgery rehabilitation, on the other hand, aims to restore function, mobility, and strength lost due to the surgical intervention. Tailored to individual needs, this comprehensive approach facilitates quicker healing, reduces the risk of complications, and supports patients in regaining their prior level of activity. By bridging the gap between surgery and full recovery, it plays a crucial role in ensuring a successful return to daily life.



    Pre-Surgery Rehabilitation
    Under the guidance of a physiotherapist, patients can safely prepare for and recover from surgery through pre-surgery rehabilitation. Before surgery, physiotherapy might assist to lessen discomfort and inflammation. Enhancing joint mobility and range of motion helps patients be ready for better surgical outcomes. Pre-surgical rehabilitation is a customized exercise regimen designed to prepare the muscles for the post-surgery workouts that will be required. Pre-operative rehabilitation aids patients in achieving range of motion restoration, pain relief, decreased inflammation, increased endurance, improved general fitness, and regaining strength and flexibility in the muscles and joints surrounding the affected region. Physical treatment prior to surgery promotes better results and a quicker recovery.

    Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
    Regaining pain-free function and swiftly and safely getting back to everyday activities depends on post-surgical rehabilitation. Physiotherapy following surgery helps patients return to regular exercise and everyday activities in a safe manner. After surgery, our physiotherapists do a comprehensive examination and create a personalized therapy plan to reduce side effects and regain normal range of motion, flexibility, and function. With the aid of post-surgical rehabilitation, patients may better control their pain following surgery, regain their range of motion and strength, experience less discomfort, stiffness, and edema, and resume their regular activities sooner. Physiotherapy must be started as soon as possible following surgery to ensure appropriate joint healing and reduce the formation of scar tissue. Post-surgical rehabilitation might take several months. After surgery, physiotherapy will fasten healing.


    Pre-surgical Rehabilitation. This entails using exercise to condition the body. This phase is equally crucial to the recovery process following surgery. Research suggests, for example, that the functional capacity of the knee following surgery is dependent upon its functional ability before to the procedure.
    Gaining more strength now will help you recover from surgery more successfully. There are certain programs that can help you stay in the hospital for shorter periods of time and require less post-operative rehabilitation. Your physiotherapist will concentrate on your range of motion, cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability. Depending on your needs, the majority of pre-operative rehabilitation programs last between four and six weeks.

    Post-surgical Rehabilitation. Following surgery, the physiotherapist will demonstrate chair mobility exercises, assistive device use, and getting off and on. For a quicker recovery, your physiotherapist will design an exercise program and teach you pain management techniques. Physiotherapy following surgery may be essential to getting back to your regular activities.
    Pain and inflammation are two surgical side effects that a professional therapist may help lessen. Before and after ligament repair, arthroscopy, decompressions, tendon transfers, complete joint replacements, and ACL repairs, we are pleased to help our patients. Our programs can assist you in reaching your full range of motion while lowering your risk of problems.


    Pre Surgical Conditions

    Hip Replacement: Preoperative exercise therapies have been shown to significantly improve pain, function, and length of stay in individuals undergoing this surgery (small to moderate effect sizes).

    Knee Replacement: Patients undergoing knee replacement surgery generally find that combining exercise and education may help them become stronger and more effective.

    Cardiac Surgery: Evidence from small studies shows that preoperative physiotherapy, including exercise, lowers postoperative pulmonary problems and duration of hospital stay for patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery, according to a 2012 Cochrane review.

    Abdominal Surgery: Research indicates that "pre-rehabilitation" following intra-abdominal procedures, which includes weight training, aerobic activity, and/or inspiratory muscle training, can reduce postoperative problems.

    Other: Preoperative exercise treatment has been shown in a 2010 comprehensive review to be beneficial in lowering the incidence of postoperative complications and the duration of hospital stay following heart or stomach surgery.

    Colorectal Surgery: Exercise regimens before surgery have been shown to increase physical function, peak exercise capacity, mental health, and self-perceived health in individuals having colorectal surgery.

    Post-Surgical Conditions:

    Shoulder: Acromioplasty, Capsulotomy, Fracture, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilization

    Elbow: Fracture, Tennis, and Golfers' Elbow Release

    Hand & Wrist: Tendon Repairs, Fractures, and Carpal Tunnel Release

    Hip: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Resurfacing, Hip Replacements, Hip Fractures

    Knee: Arthroscopy, Meniscal Repairs, Chondroplasty, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction

    Calf: Fasciotomy and Achilles Tendon Repairs

    Ankle and Foot: Arthroscopy, Ligament Repairs, Bunionectomy, Spur Removal, and Ankle Reconstruction

    Spine (Neck & Back): Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, and Spinal Fusion/Stabilization for the Neck and Back


    Orthopedic surgery patients are typically advised to undergo pre- and post-operative rehabilitation. Here are a few significant advantages of receiving pre- and post-operative rehabilitation. Before and after your operation, physiotherapy can help you gain as much strength, endurance, flexibility, and enhanced range of motion as you can. A physiotherapist may instruct you in at-home exercises or employ a range of manual treatments. In addition, a therapist may employ electrical stimulation, cold, or heat.

    Benefits of Pre-Surgical Rehab
    Pre-rehabilitation, as it is commonly known, aids a patient in getting ready both psychologically and physically for surgery. Attending rehab prior to surgery has several advantages.

    Faster Recovery: Prepare your muscles for surgery by learning the workouts you'll need to perform beforehand. Rehab following surgery will be simpler and more efficient as a result.

    Fewer problems: Following surgery, an individual is more prone to encounter problems like infection if they are weaker and more fragile. Prior to surgery, pre-rehab can boost immunity and strength.

    Less Anxiety: Patients who have had pre-rehab treatment are frequently less likely to experience tension or worry before surgery. Initiating a physical exercise regimen that enhances strength, endurance, and flexibility might help increase overall confidence in the procedure's effectiveness.

    Benefits of Post-Surgical Rehab
    When your doctor says you're ready, it's critical to begin a post-surgical rehabilitation program. Here are a few advantages of post-surgical rehabilitation.

    Improve Circulation: Increased circulation not only promotes quicker healing but also lowers the risk of blood clot formation. Even something as easy as a massage can enhance blood flow. A physiotherapist can prescribe a variety of easy exercises and activities that can help enhance blood circulation.

    Reduce Pain and Swelling: The appropriate kind of post-operative care will help you feel less hurt and swollen following surgery. A physiotherapist may employ ultrasonography or icing to treat localized pain and edema. Patients who had post-operative physiotherapy on the same day as their knee surgery required less painkillers, per PT in Motion News.

    Regain Lost Strength: You'll be able to resume your regular routine more quickly if you can swiftly regain your strength and stamina. Your physiotherapy regimen can be tailored to focus on the particular body parts that require strengthening following surgery.