The two-sided coin of rehabilitation, pre-op and post-op, account for significant stages in the process to full recovery. The physical stresses and mental strain of an upcoming surgery can build up and create an unpleasant and uncertain time for the underprepared patient. With Cairnhill Physiotherapy, however, you can count on our rehab programmmes to ease your worries. So, let’s take a look at why pre and post-op rehab is so imperative.
The first aim of pre-op rehab is to prepare you for surgery. Many surgeries will only take place when an injury has gained some muscle strength. It’s our job to work one-on-one with our patients to regain mobility in preparation for an operation. Pre-op is also the stage which allows you to become fully informed about the procedure and recovery process. This will play a major factor in reducing stress and tension prior. All these are contributing components in optimising recovery following surgery. Our staff at Cairnhill Physiotherapy will work closely with you to get you as mobile as possible following an injury and can refer you to our fantastic network of orthopaedic surgeons, sports specialists, radiologists and other health professionals.
In order to fully recover post-op and regain strength and full range of movement, a rehabilitation process is necessary to facilitate recovery. Our physiotherapists will guide you throughout, monitor your progress and help you to understand your limitations. Post-op rehab consists of exercise and using our expert hands to decrease muscle spasms and break down scar tissue. Without rehabilitation, you run the risk of continual pain and never regaining the mobility and flexibility you formerly had. Muscles surrounding the operation site can often become tight post-surgery which can lead to a buildup of scar tissue and joint stiffness. We work to allow joints to move freely. Prescribing speciality exercise programmes will aid you in returning to all the activities you enjoy.
Your health and wellbeing aren’t areas to take shortcuts. Contact our team today to request an appointment at our Auckland location.