A lot of the work we do at our Mt Eden physio clinic in central Auckland is in the fields of pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation. While most people make an immediate connection between physiotherapy and post-op rehab, not as many of them realise that what we do BEFORE surgery is just as important.
Not every injury is operated on without delay. In many cases, your surgery can only happen if the injury site has gained a sufficient degree of movement or muscle strength. This is where we come in. As part of your pre-operative rehabilitation, we can work with you to ensure you’re as mobile and as strong as possible. We have developed a great network over the years including orthopaedic surgeons, sports specialists, radiologists and other health professionals; we are guided by their specialist advice as we develop that much-needed pre-op mobility and strength. By putting in this work before your operation, we can optimise your recovery as you start your post-operative rehabilitation.
We’ve treated people who have had surgery to their shoulders, knee and ankle reconstructions, rotator cuff and labral repairs, hip and knee replacements, hip and knee arthroscopy, Achilles tendon repairs and fractures. Many of those people are a little anxious about their progress and worry they’re putting too much on their body as they recover. It’s only natural that you’ll feel just as hesitant, but rest assured. We know what we’re doing! We’ll guide you through your post-op rehab, monitor your progress, increase your mobility, and ensure you know your limitations so you don’t overdo it. Plus, we will prescribe exercise programmes that will help you regain your mobility, flexibility, strength and movement. As long as you stick to the programme, there’s no reason why you can’t get back to your best before too long.
If surgery looms, get in touch with us and discuss pre and post-op rehab. When it comes to surgery, we are experts in both before, and after. There is plenty of on-site parking for your convenience, and our team takes great pride in sticking to appointment times. Your whole experience with us will be a breeze, just like your rehab programme.