Post OP Rehab

Shoulder strengthening exercises for rotator cuff injury

Shoulder strengthening exercises for rotator cuff injury

Our experienced physiotherapists have handled a wide variety of post-operative rehabilitations and understand the importance of getting your lifestyle back on track.

After gaining a medical history and detailed account of what has led up to your surgery we will assess your condition and make up a personalized treatment plan. This may include relief of any pain and swelling, mobilization of joints, and a muscle stretching and strengthening program.

Exercises at home are a vital part of any rehab plan as they help to ensure your success. We can reinforce advice with emailed photos, videos and instructions.

Our staff will continue to support you, in person and online, to help you return to your chosen activities as quickly as possible.

We have specialised programmes for:

  • Shoulder surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Ankle surgery
  • Hip surgery
Shoulder strengthening exercises after injury or surgery

Shoulder strengthening exercises after injury or surgery

Do I need a referral to visit a physio after surgery?

No, you do not require a referral, but we will want to access details about the surgery from your medical team and are happy to contact them ourselves with your permission.

When do I need to start coming to physio?

This can vary depending on your surgery. Your specialist or GP will usually advise you as to when you can start your physiotherapy treatment. If you have not been advised, give us a call and we can find out for you.

How long will it take and how often will I need to come in?

Please allow an hour for the first treatment. During your first treatment you will have a full assessment, from that the physiotherapist will be able to provide an indication of how often you will need to come in.

Will it be painful?

Initially we will work with you to relieve pain. You may experience some discomfort during your treatment once we start trying to improve movement, however, we always respect your comfort and work within your tolerances.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

It is most useful if you can bring in any x-rays or MRI reports along with any paperwork/ written information from the GP, specialist or hospital. If you don’t have any of this information don’t worry, we can get it once you give us your consent to do so.

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September 2021

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