Post-Op Rehab

The road to recovery following surgery can be daunting. At Prime Care Physiotherapy, we will guide you through a personalized rehabilitation program tailored to your type of surgery.

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Supporting Surgery Recovery

  • Knee surgeries, i.e. ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy
  • Shoulder surgery/reconstruction, i.e. rotator cuff repair, sub-acromial decompression
  • Wrist surgery: carpal tunnel release
  • Spinal surgeries, i.e. discectomy, laminectomy
  • Hip and knee replacement surgery
  • Ankle surgery – Achilles tendon repair
  • General surgeries – biopsy, mastectomy, thoracic surgery

Advantages of Post-Op Rehab

Physiotherapy can help prevent scar tissue forming, reduce loss of muscle mass and increase your range of motion, all of which support the body’s ability to heal.
Will hep speed recovery and reduce the risk of repeat injury.
Rehab is critical for restoring mobility and helping you move fluidly and without pain.

"I would highly recommend Parneet Sandhu as a Physiotherapist! She not only teaches you how to improve your problem area, but she makes sure you know how to do your exercises correctly." ★★★★

— SJ Vrecko

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Post-Op Rehab plans always follow the rehabilitation specifications as outlined by your surgeon. They are designed to relieve pain and inflammation and promote early healing following surgery.

The goal of post operative rehabilitation is to help patients optimize their recovery and regain as much of their physical abilities as possible.

We will work with you on physical activities and flexibility exercises that will help you regain your range of motion and strength.

What can I expect my post-op rehab plan?

Your physiotherapy plan will be customized based on the type of surgery and the current stage of healing.

Your post-op treatment plan will include:

  • Education on your condition and what to expect for your recovery.
  • How to use any equipment you may have or need.
  • Controlling swelling and pain.
  • Improving range of motion.
  • Reducing muscle inhibition and facilitation of muscle activation.
  • Building strength and return to activity and sport.

Why is post-op rehab important?

Post-op rehab is crucial for several reasons. It helps reduce pain and swelling, prevents complications like muscle atrophy and joint stiffness, promotes faster healing, and facilitates a safe return to normal activities and functionality.

When should post-op rehab begin?

The timing of post-op rehab varies depending on the type of surgery and the surgeon’s recommendations. In many cases, rehabilitation can begin within a few days to a week after the surgery, but it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s guidance.

What types of exercises are typically included in post-op rehab?

Post-op rehab exercises can vary widely, but they often include gentle range of motion exercises, strength training, balance and coordination exercises, and functional activities specific to your surgical area.

Is post-op rehab covered by insurance?

Post-op rehab is often covered by health insurance, but coverage can vary depending on the type of insurance and the specific procedure. Check with your insurance provider and healthcare team to understand your coverage.