Post-Operative Rehabilitation2019-08-31T06:20:30+01:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Depending on the type of operation and the length of post-operative immobilisation required, there will always be a certain level of swelling, pain, reduced range of movement and muscle wasting following surgery. In cases where there has been a long waiting prior to surgery and no pre-operative rehabilitation restrictions in range of movement and muscle wasting will be even more pronounced.

The time to recovery following surgery will depend on a number of factors, although age and pre-operative conditioning levels are important indicators, the type of surgery can have a massive influence too. For example an ACL reconstruction patient will take at least 9 months to fully rehabilitate back to full function versus a minor arthroscopy to repair knee cartilage which usually sees a return to normal function within 6-8 weeks.

At Portobello Physiotherapy our Chartered Physiotherapists are experienced in post-operative care and work in accordance with orthopaedic guidelines in assisting patients return to full function and strength.

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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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