We provide post-operative treatment for both inpatients and outpatients. We have long standing relationships with many surgeons, allowing us to keep up-to-date with modern surgical techniques and procedures to ensure your optimal recovery.
The most common surgeries for which you can expect physiotherapy treatment include:
Orthopaedic Surgery: bone, joint and muscle repairs, reconstructions and replacements
Spinal and Neurological Surgery: spinal fusions, disc repairs and replacements, brain surgery and other procedures
Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery: surgery for the internal organs including the lungs, heart, liver, gastrointestinal system and other organs
Obstetric and Gynaecological Surgery: postnatal, hysterectomy, gynaecological repairs and reconstructions and other procedures
Urological Surgery: bladder and prostate surgery
Breast Surgery: resections and reconstructions
In Hospital Physiotherapy
In many cases, inpatient post-operative rehabilitation will start right at your bedside, the day after your surgery. The treatment provided will depend on the specific type of surgery, your doctor’s instructions and your level of recovery.
Common post-operative treatment may include:
Breathing and Circulation Exercises: to prevent respiratory and vascular complications
Movement assistance: to move safely after surgery
Mobility Aids: advice and instruction on how to safely use crutches or other walking aids as required
Discharge Advice: information regarding any necessary equipment that you may require at home after discharge
Splints / Orthoses: fitting of splints or slings and instructions on how to apply and reapply these at home
Ongoing Rehabilitation Advice: explanation of the expected rehabilitation process and any precautions
Tailored Exercise: specific exercises and instruction, to assist your recovery
Following your discharge from hospital, Active’s Rehab’s Physiotherapists can continue to support your rehabilitation. You do not require a Doctor’s referral to see a Physiotherapist, but any information regarding your surgery will be helpful. Once your Physiotherapist has developed a tailored treatment plan, they will use a combination of hands-on mobilisation and massage, guided exercise and other techniques, to help you improve your range of motion, coordination and strength, so that you can return to your work, sport and hobbies.
At Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy we have made a serious commitment to excellence in physiotherapy.
We have an ‘Active Approach’ to patient management. This approach sets us apart and allows us to have better outcomes.
- Our clients perform Active exercise for rehabilitation, ongoing self-management and prevention
- Our clients are fully informed and Actively involved in their treatment
- We provide only an appropriate number of treatments
- We facilitate Active patient education
- We are customer focused and outcome orientated
- We Actively in-service our team members to ensure best practise
- We have a proven track record. Our practice was established in 1986 and continues to grow due to our Active approach