The way you prepare your body in the weeks prior to surgery are crucial. Pre-surgical physiotherapy programs are 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.
In some instances post-surgical rehabilitation is important in achieving the optimum outcome from your procedure. The goal of a post-surgery physiotherapy program is 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 four, then completed twice weekly thereafter. Research suggests muscular recovery will continue for 12 months post-surgery.
- Post-Surgical Physiotherapy: We recommend weekly physiotherapy to reduce your pain and maximise your range of movement until your range has plateaued for two weeks. This will likely take 6-12 weeks.