PRE AND POST SURGERY REHABILITATION
Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont work closely with leading orthopaedic, spinal surgeons and sport’s doctors of Perth. Our primary aim is to ensure our patients are equipped with the best evidence assessment and treatment strategies both at pre and post-operative stages. Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont provides hands on and exercise rehabilitation programs to maintain and improve your physical function and independence in activities of daily living.
Prehabilitation otherwise known as ‘prehab’ is strongly recommended prior to any operation. The ultimate aim is to prime and condition your body to be strong and function at your best prior to your surgery. It is quite common to see patients presenting with pain, limitations in their movement patterns and reduced activity leading up to their operation. Overall muscles become weaker and strength, balance, gait all start to deteriorate. There is evidence behind ‘prehab’ that patients who participate in prehab program have significantly better outcomes such as the following:
reduced overall functional decline
improved independence and satisfaction
greater participation in activities of daily living
improve and provide benefits to strength, balance, mobility and overall function
improved mental strength in preparation for surgery
return home in a shorter time frame
Furthermore, providing education on the procedure of the likely events of hospital admission, surgery, and the types of symptoms that usually follow surgery. This preparation, patients feel comfortable and are equipped with the correct coping strategies and a clear direction of what stage recovery they are in and when they can get moving!
If you have any questions or would like to know more about what conditions we treat or to discuss your upcoming surgery please call (08) 9385 0424.
Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont provides key functional post-operative rehabilitation to improve muscle activation and coordination post-surgery. Our post-operative rehabilitation programs ultimate aim is to promote healing, activate the correct muscle firing patterns which will improve your strength, balance and overall function. Post-operative rehabilitation usually commences day 1 in hospital.
Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont can continue on your care once discharged from hospital and provide you an individualised exercise program to reduce your pain, restore range of motion and improve your muscle strength, balance and mobility. These exercise programs are carefully constructed to help you move better and feel better, helping you more independence, participate in activities of daily living such sit to stand, getting in and out of a car and having a better quality of life.