Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation for Total Hip Replacements, Total Knee Replacements, ACL Reconstruction and More

Although your surgeon has successfully completed a surgical procedure, you are now responsible for doing exercises to optimize your results. You may have received some basic exercises in the hospital to get you started on early range of motion and strengthening or to minimize any complications like infections. Following discharge from the hospital, you should have a physiotherapist assess your progress and continue your rehabilitation.   

At LV Physiotherapy we are familiar with your post-surgical treatment protocols and will assist you through your post-operative rehab by:

  • Consulting your surgeon for your individual surgery’s specific recommendations and restrictions
  • Following the most up-to-date evidence-based rehabilitation protocols
  • Safely progress your exercises to regain your full range of motion, strength and function
  • Educating and guiding you properly back into your daily activities, hobbies, work and sports.
  • Helping you to reach your specific goals quickly and easily.

Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Treatment:

Ankle/Foot

  • Joint replacement
  • ​Arthroscopy
  • Ligament repair
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Bunion and toe surgery
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fracture management

Elbow

  • Tennis elbow release​
  • Fracture

Wrist

  • Carpal tunnel release​
  • Fracture
  • Tendon repairs

Knee

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Other ligament or tendon repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • Arthroscopy
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)/ total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
  • Chondrosplasty
  • Lateral release 
  • Patella Tendon Transfer

Hip

  • Total hip replacement (THR)/ total hip arthroplasty
  • Labral repair
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Fracture

Shoulder

  • Arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff tendon repairs
  • Other tendon and ligament repairs
  • Decompression
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Fracture management
  • Acromioclavicular joint repair
  • Shoulder stabilization

Spine

  • Discectomy​ & micro-discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal fusion/stabilisation

Importance of Prehabilitation

Poor physical performance and functional capacity before a major surgery will increase your risk of complications after surgery and will prolong your recovery.

By preparing a patient weeks or months before their surgery, they can optimize their function, strength and flexibility ahead of time and better their chance of withstanding the stress of surgery.