When or Why are you having surgery?

Do you have a surgery coming up?

A lot of the operations we see in the clinic, are thought out and planned in response to chronic injury or failed conservative management. Some surgeries are needed immediately and we don’t have the luxury of time.

BUT if you do have surgery coming up, did you know that physio can help BEFOREHAND? Physiotherapists are given the role of educating prior to surgery, and helping you come to terms with what you will look and feel like post-op.

Preparing emotionally is just as important as physically and can set you up for a successful rehabilitation.

Physically you need to prepare your body in the best way possible. Often your mobility will be limited, due to the injury/ condition you have. You will still be able to mobilise the areas around the injury. If you can move it, you can strengthen it.

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