Physiotherapy can help you get back to normal after planned orthopaedic operations – starting before your even have your operation.
Longsands Rehabilitation can help you throughout your recovery journey after elective orthopaedic operations, including:-
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Knee arthroscopy
- Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction (ACL)
- Shoulder arthroscopy and/or decompression
- Shoulder replacement
After an operation, people can feel stiff, sore or weak. Therefore Physiotherapy can help you regain your movement, strength, and function.
What to expect – orthopaedic physiotherapy at home
We can help you start your rehabilitation before you have had your operation. We will help you improve your strength and function before your planned hip or knee replacement This prehabilitation helps your body to prepare for the operation, which can you get back to every day activities sooner afterwards.
After your surgery
An experienced physiotherapist will complete an assessment of you and your operation. Then, the physiotherapist will develop a personal rehabilitation programme; designed specifically to help you reach your goals.
In the beginning, after a hip or knee replacement or broken shoulder, you may be limited with walking. Also, getting in a car can be uncomfortable and you may not be able to drive straight away. Longsands Rehabilitation can bring your physiotherapy to you. This means you won’t need to rely on family and friends or a taxi to take you to an appointment.
Because we work with you in your own home, we can tailor your physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme exactly to your needs.
Individual assessment and treatments
Our experienced Physiotherapists will complete an assessment of you and your operation. The assessment will examine your movement, strength and pain after your operation. You may also be asked to complete every day functional tasks. These assessments will be completed safely and follow any guidance you were given by your Orthopaedic doctors about your recovery.
Your Physiotherapist will examine your joint movement, muscle strength, walking, and use of walking aids. They will also assess you doing everyday tasks; so we can focus on the activities that will help you regain your independence. Your privacy and dignity will certainly be maintained at all times.
After completing the assessment, we will build a treatment programme at the right level for you. Orthopaedic physiotherapy treatments may include:-
- Manual therapy
- Gait training
- Pain management
- Goal setting
As you get stronger after your orthopaedic operation, we will certainly progress your physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme. Specifically we will adapt your rehabilitation to help you get back to your every day activities, sports, and work. Above all, we want you to help regain a sense of normality.
Longsands rehabilitation provides support and guidance throughout your recovery journey
Contact Us to discuss how Longsands Rehabilitation may be able to help you.
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