What is Post-Operative Rehabilitation?
Post-operative rehabilitation is the post-surgical process of returning the body to normal function through re-establishing your joint range of motion, muscle strength and overall joint function.
What types of surgeries require Post-Operative Rehabilitation?
The most common surgeries for which you can expect physiotherapy treatment include:
- Orthopaedic Surgery: bone, joint and muscle repairs, reconstructions and replacements
- Spinal and Neurological Surgery: spinal fusions, disc repairs and replacements, brain surgery and other procedures
- Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery: surgery for the internal organs including the lungs, heart, liver, gastrointestinal system and other organs
- Obstetric and Gynaecological Surgery: postnatal, hysterectomy, gynaecological repairs and reconstructions and other procedures
- Urological Surgery: bladder and prostate surgery
- Breast Surgery: resections and reconstructions
Why you Should Have Post-Operative Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is a long process and many are faced with challenges during their recovery. Surgery can be performed within hours whereas the rehabilitation period takes many months, potentially even up to a year. The difference between the length of the surgery and the time needed for rehabilitation is large, and patients should be aware of the difference.
It is extremely important that the patient is committed to the entire process of their rehabilitation as post-op rehabilitation is a progressive activity. Progressively increasing the workload of the joint can build strength and aid in recovery.
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