Post-operative Rehabilitation


There are many reasons why you might have to undertake surgery in your life. There are many important factors to consider when it comes to an operation and your recovery. Depending on the type of surgery you’ve had to undergo, the timeframe for your recovery will different. However, it is expected that there will be a certain amount of time you will need to stay off your feet and rest. Research has shown prolonged bed rest to be one of the major factors leading to muscle weakness and/or joint stiffness.

If you’re faced with a lengthy amount of bed rest post surgery its important to create a plan to get your body back to its optimal function. Post surgically, it is essential for you to undertake a rehabilitation program to maximise the outcome under the guidance of your surgeon and your physiotherapist.

Here at Greenwood Physio, we develop a rehabilitation program based on your previous and existing medical conditions and your physical strength and ability. We will work with your surgeon to create a plan that aims to restore your normal functions, strength, endurance and movements.

Major surgery requiring post operative care and rehabilitation

Some of the most common types of surgery that needs physio guided rehabilitation include;

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
  • Knee Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff repair
  • Acromioplasty
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Laminectomy/ Microdiscectomy/ Rhizolysis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Pins and Plates/ splint post fractures

Creating a care plan with Greenwood Physio

If you have surgery coming up and want to start preparing your post operative care plan, book in with Greenwood Physio and we will work with you to discuss the best course of action for your rehabilitation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer them over the phone.

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