Unfortunately some injuries require surgery. Surgery is a major undertaking, and rehabilitation is an important part of helping you get the most possible benefit from your surgery. Rehabilitation can help you recover from surgery as quickly and completely as possible.
There are several ways that a physiotherapist can help get individuals back into good physical condition and heal from the injury and surgery. They can help to decrease pain, improve range of movement and help the muscles to strengthen again. Exercise is vital to getting better after any surgery. It is the key to eliminating fatigue, getting patients back to activity safely, and avoiding re-injury. Your physiotherapist will develop an individually tailored exercise program based on knowledge of the exact type of surgery. Your physiotherapist will also guide you with returning to certain activities after your surgery. The most common types of surgery include shoulder and knee reconstructions and repair of ruptured tendons/ligaments.