Most of us are aware of the necessary steps needed after surgery to restore strength, mobility, joint flexibility, movement patterns and performance. However, the road to recovery does not need to wait till after surgery.
In the lead up to your surgery, your original condition may have caused some secondary issues, such as reduced movement and strength. Treatment prior to surgery helps to keep the surrounding tissues healthy and strong which ultimately reduces ones recovery time post-surgery. Best outcomes and shorter recovery times have been demonstrated in patients who undergo preoperative strengthening and stretching exercise protocols.
Post-orthopaedic surgery, you’ll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. At Edge Healthcare, we’ll happily assist you in your post-operative care.
Muscles surrounding the operation site can often become tight post-surgery, which can lead to a build up of scar tissue and joint stiffness. We use our expert hands to decrease your muscle spasm, break down the scar tissue to allow it to move freely and mobilise your joints. We will prescribe exercise programmes that will aid you in regaining your mobility, flexibility, strength and movement so you can return to all the activities you enjoy doing.
We will maintain communication with your surgeon throughout the process.