Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation ‐ white rock

At Advanced Physiotherapy we treat patients before and after orthopedic surgeries such as hip and knee joint replacement, arthroscopy or repair of broken bones. The purpose of pre- and post-operative rehabilitation is to provide a rapid recovery utilizing the best possible treatment and physical therapy programs. Our therapists maintain close communication with your physician in order to fully understand the scope of your needs.

IMG5572.jpgDuring your pre-op visit, our therapists will explain what the postoperative exercises will entail. Exercising as soon as possible ensures joint mobility and enhances strengthening. Postoperative care should begin as soon as you return home.

Types of care we offer include:

  • Range of motion exercises to keep joints mobile
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Movements in & out of bed & onto different types of chairs
  • Gait training, including stairs & curbs
  • Self-care techniques for bathing, dressing & more
  • Community access, including learning how to negotiate elevators
  • Getting in & out of cars
  • Home exercise program

At Advanced Physiotherapy our goal is to help you recover as much of your preoperative capabilities as possible. We tailor recovery programs to fit each patient's unique abilities and needs. Call our White Rock physiotherapy clinic to schedule your convenient appointment today. Proudly serving clients from Surrey, BC and Greater Vancouver, we encourage and appreciate your referrals.


Physiotherapy for joint replacement

After a joint replacement surgery, regaining strength and recovering mobility will be your primary goals. At Advanced Physiotherapy, we help you to attain those goals with tailored flexibility and strengthening exercises. While rest is one key to recuperation, it’s also important that you start to use your new joint in healthy ways. Whether you are looking forward to walking pain free with a new knee or hip, learning is going to be part of the process. Pre- and post- surgical physiotherapy will help you to recover and become strong again after a joint replacement.

First Steps

Initial physiotherapy after a joint replacement surgery will simply help you to gauge what you’re capable of. The physiotherapist will help you to re-learn basic skills as you test your post-operative pain levels and determine what you will be able to do on your own. The physiotherapist will help you to evaluate capabilities in order to make you feel comfortable and confident about getting stronger again.

Healthy Strengthening

As you recover, you will experience less pain and will be tempted to use your new joint as you would a healthy limb. But often this is a danger zone for patients with joint replacements because it’s easy to get overly confident in the beginning. You’ll no longer feel the pre-joint replacement pain, which will be a relief. It will also be exciting and tempting to get moving again.

When you work with a physiotherapist, you’ll start at a healthy and safe pace in order to avoid injury or pain associated with over-use. You’ll learn how to do daily tasks with strength and flexibility, giving you a new lease on life.

After a joint replacement surgery, it’s critical that you start slowly but consistently to strengthen your body again. At Advanced Physiotherapy, we’ll make sure you’re getting the help and support that you need.

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