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Post-Operative therapy

What is Post Operative Physiotherapy?

The period after any surgery can be most distressing for an individual. We understand this
and work with the patients to the risk of complications, improve mobility, function, muscle strength, balance, stability, flexibility, and stamina. Home Physiotherapy is crucial part of
post-operative recovery after all types of surgeries including, orthopaedics, neurological, thoracic, and abdominal surgery.

Types of surgeries needing Physiotherapy

  • Orthopaedics: knee, hip and shoulder joint replacements, surgical fixation of fractures including external fixators
  • Neurological: Surgeries to the nervous system including brain, spinal cord, and
    nerves eg: spinal decompression, removal of adenoma, tumours etc
  • Thoracic: Surgical procedure involving heart and lungs eg: CABG, valvectomy
  • Abdominal: Surgeries involving abdomen which can include stomach, spleen,
    intestines etc. It may be done laparoscopically or by open laparotomy.

What post-operative complications can be assisted by Physiotherapists?

  • Pain and swelling
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Reduced mobility
  • Breathlessness
  • Reduced stamina and exercise tolerance
  • Loss of sensation
  • Postural problems
  • Co-ordination issues

How can ‘ukhomephysio’ help me pre-post operation?
Our team specialisation includes pre- and post-operative surgeries like joint replacements, spinal surgeries, multiple fractures, and surgeries after road traffic accidents. We have team of expert Home Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation assistants to get you back on the track by providing flexibility and strengthening exercises, balance retraining, mobility practice and progression, improving joint range of motion, techniques for reducing pain and speeding up the recovery.

  • Following a detailed assessment, the Physiotherapist will develop a personalised
    rehabilitation plan aiming towards full recovery
  • Physiotherapist will use a range of techniques which may include massage and soft tissue mobs to soften the scar tissue, prevent adhesions and improve circulation

Personalised exercise plan to improve strength and range of motion

  • Mobility training and progression from using aids to unaided
  • Functional training to make you independent in everyday activities
  • Outdoor mobility assessment
  • Stair assessment and practice

When should Home Physiotherapy start after surgery?
Pre-operative Physiotherapy prepares and conditions the musculature which significantly
improves the outcomes post-surgery. After the surgical procedure, Physiotherapy should
start as soon as possible to prevent complications and achieve best clinical outcome.

Physiotherapists can visit you in your own home, care home or place of your choice to
provide quality therapy at affordable price. We can offer daytime, evening, or weekend
appointments. We provide ‘hands on therapy ‘to maximise recovery! We cover London,
Surrey, and parts of Kent. Please visit our website to book assessment with our specialist
physiotherapists or call us on 02080873132 today!

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