Undergoing surgery can be a significant event that often comes with its own range of challenges including pain, reduced mobility and time for recovery. In some circumstances, physiotherapy can be a vital step in the recovery process. In this blog, we’ll explore the role physiotherapy can play in post-surgery recovery.
Pain Management – After surgery, pain management can be a primary concern. Physiotherapists have a range of different techniques ranging from gentle exercises and range of motion movements through to hot/cold therapy. Using these methods, physiotherapy can quickly reduce pain and discomfort.
Restoring Mobility – Surgery often leads to muscle stiffness and a limited range of motion. Physiotherapists can create a guided exercise program designed to improve your flexibility and range, ensuring that you regain your movement safely and effectively.
Enhancing Balance and Coordination – After surgery, you may experience challenges with balance and coordination due to muscle weakness, changes in joints and general discomfort. This can increase the risk of falls and lead to additional injuries. A physiotherapist can assist by implementing targeted exercises, fall prevention strategies and functional activities to improve your balance and reduce your risk of further injury.
Post-surgery, it’s important to consider the use of physiotherapy as it can help manage pain, restore mobility and prevent complications – all of which ensure a smooth and effective recovery. If you’ve recently had surgery and require further assistance, speak to the team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy – our friendly team can assist with plans to suit your surgery and recovery.