Pre and Postoperative Rehabilitation
Surgery is generally the last step in the management of any problem and is typically reserved for when more conservative measures have failed to produce the desired outcomes. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we are experienced in both inpatient and outpatient management and rehabilitation following a wide range of surgical interventions.
Pre-operative physiotherapy is important to ensure you get the best possible outcomes from your procedure. In general, prior to surgery there has been many months of pain and reduced activity causing muscles to weaken, weight gain and balance and fitness to deteriorate. At Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy we will walk you through your up-coming procedure, outline expected outcomes and timeframes for recovery, keep joints moving efficiently through hands on techniques, as well as provide you with a tailored pre-operative exercise program appropriate to your pain and fitness levels.
Appropriate post-operative management is essential for achieving optimal outcomes and recovery times from the surgery. Your rehabilitation at Lake Gwelup Physiotherapy will include a combination of manual (hands-on) therapy, exercise rehabilitation (hydrotherapy, home exercises, gym-based rehabilitation) and advice on appropriate activities to get you back doing the things you love sooner.