Maximising your long term outcomes after surgery
Pre/Post Surgery Programs
The way you prepare your body in the weeks prior to surgery are crucial. Pre surgerical rehabilitation is used to develop an exercise program that can be performed 4-6 weeks prior to surgery. These programs will help you to maximise your range of movement while you are preparing for surgery and ensure a smooth recovery.
Post-surgical rehabilitation is important in acheiving the optimum outcome from your procedure. The goal of post surgical physiotherapy programs are to help you return to physical function. Your post-surgical rehabilitation program will entail two parts:
- Post-Surgical Exercise: Completed as a home exercise program until at least week 4, then completed twice weekly thereafter. Research suggests muscular recovery will continue for 12 months post surgery
- Post-Surgical Physiotherapy: We recommend weekly physiotherapy to decrease your pain and maximise your range of movement until your range as plateued for 2 weeks. This will likely take 6-12 weeks
At Kieser, we specialise in a number of pre and post surgical procedures, including:
- Back and Neck