In the lead, up to your surgery, your original condition may have caused some secondary issues, such as reduced movement and strength. These issues can slow down your recovery post-op, but if they are dealt with before surgery, you are likely to recover much quicker. In effect, this pre-op treatment gets the body into the best condition possible allowing a more rapid recovery post-surgery
Pre-surgical physiotherapy may consist of a set of exercises on how to strengthen and mobilise the area as well as post-op advice on how to move in and out of bed and chair and instructions on how to use equipment such as crutches or slings. Importantly your Physiotherapist can spend time reassuring you on the procedure and reducing any anxieties you may have.
Your surgeon will advise on how soon Physiotherapy can begin after surgery. Typically immediate post-operative Physiotherapy is aimed to reduce complications following surgery, such as breathing and circulation exercises and advice, as well as starting to move and strengthen the affected area. Most operations have a protocol to follow which your Physiotherapist will guide you through and progress as appropriate. Your Physiotherapist will liaise with your consultant regarding your progress and feedback any problems encountered should they not be resolving. At Abbey Physiotherapy we aim to continue rehabilitation to reach the very best outcome we can for you.
Contact us at Abbey Physiotherapy, if you would like any support with the management of your condition.
Sports massage is a firm deep tissue massage therapy which is the most effective therapy for treating muscular pain, tension and for putting your body in balanceSports Massage
Joint mobilisation techniques focus on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion.Mobilisations
TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A Tens machine may assist in modest short-term pain relief. Ultrasound aids tissue healing for soft tissue injuriesElectrotherapy
the use of taping and strapping techniques to aid both the treatment and prevention of injurySports taping
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury. This involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power and is achieved through various exercises and drillsExercise Rehabilitation
An exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under usedCore Strength
Treatment for a sports injury will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of your body affected.Sports Injuries
Upper back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, making it difficult to go about your typical day.Back Pain
The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury.Strains and Sprains
A fracture is when a bone has been broken. A dislocation is where a bone has been displaced from its normal position at a joint.Fractures
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sidewaysWhiplash Symptoms
A Headache is a pain in any region of the head. Headaches can occur on one or both sides of the head, or be isolated to a certain location. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull acheHeadaches
is a pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an inter-vertebral disc.Sciatica
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with ageArthritis
a condition in which the prolonged performance of repetitive actions, typically with the hands, causes pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involvedRSI