ORTHOPAEDIC (Pre&Post Operative) and Arthritic including rheumatoid and osteo arthritis Physiotherapy
Pre & Post Operative Physiotherapy:-
We are happy to see clients before or after planned orthopaedic procedures such as:
Shoulder surgery – arthroscopy, tendon or ligament repairs, decompressions, joint replacement, fracture management, acromioclavicular joint repair
Hip – arthroscopy, labral repair, joint replacement, injection
Knee – ligament, cartilage or tendon repair, arthroscopy, injection, joint replacement
Spinal – fusions, stabilisations, discectomy, injections
Ankle – arthroscopy, ligament repair, joint replacement
Foot – bunion and toe surgery, fracture management
It is often helpful to see us before your surgery to ensure that you are familiar with what exercises you will be doing immediately post-surgery. We can also assess what your movement and requirements are that can help with goal-setting for your post-surgery rehabilitation.
Many operative procedures benefit from having you at your very best or strongest prior to the surgery as much as possible and can help enormously with your post-operative rehabilitation.
we can support you to ensure you have the best outcomes.
If you are following a surgical procedure, we can assess you as soon as you return home and use a variety of treatments to help you regain full range of movement in your joints, strengthen your muscles, reduce swelling and help you restore normal movement. We will provide you with a personalised rehabilitation programme to assist you and speed up your recovery.
Arthritis and Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with arthritis. It’s run by physiotherapists, who are part of a team of healthcare professionals who help you to resume or maintain an active and independent life both at home and work. They’re experts in assessing movement and can show you how to protect your joints. Your physiotherapist will:
offer advice and reassurance
help you to feel confident about managing your condition
address any concerns or uncertainties
set appropriate goals to keep you as active as possible.
Specialist physiotherapists are trained in diagnosing and treating joint and muscle problems, and your GP may refer you to a specialist physiotherapist rather than to a rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon.
Your physiotherapist will start by asking you questions and examining the joint(s) you’re finding painful. This assessment will let them tailor the treatment to your needs. Treatment may include:
a programme of specific exercises
general advice on increasing your activity level and avoiding exercise-related injuries
pain-relief treatments such as heat or ice packs, TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines, massage, manipulation, acupuncture or taping
providing walking aids or splints to help you stay mobile and independent