We specialise in post operative conditions such as:
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Shoulder Arthroplasty
- ACL/MCL/Meniscus rehabilitation
- Rotator cuff repair
- Ankle surgeries
- Lumbar surgeries
- Post operative neck surgeries
In general Post operative physiotherapy happens in 3 phases: Early recovery phase or protective phase, Strength, and range of motion phase, and return to activities phase.
During the Early Recovery phase, the aim is to reduce swelling, pain relief, gentle mobilization to initiate range of motion, Gait training (walking) and simple exercises to prevent atrophy (loss of muscle strength). Care is taken not to disrupt the process of healing.
When you have reached the appropriate milestone, the next phase that focuses on Strength and range of motion is initiated. The physiotherapist will recommend exercises based on your abilities to gradually improve your strength and increase your range of motion. You will be introduced to a range of exercises with gradually increasing intensity, balance and proprioception exercises, joint mobilization techniques to improve range of motions and soft tissue mobilization to restore mobility.
During the final phase of rehab, your physiotherapist will continue to design exercises to enable you to reach your goal. You will be participating in some sports specific training, more advanced exercises to meet your target
How can we help
Surgery helps to resolve the problem, but we help you getting back to your previous level of activities by providing an evidence-based exercise program to achieve your goals.
At Leap physiotherapy we provide:
A comprehensive post operative assessment.
A treatment plan in line with your post-operative goals and recommendations from your surgeons.
Evidence based exercises for different stages of your recovery
We communicate regularly with your surgeon to provide update regarding your progress