You may have heard of physiotherapy before, but do you actually know what it is? Find out how it can help your recovery after surgery.
Written by Medical Quality Manager, Clare Vogt , BN (Hons)
Medical Review by Chief Medical Officer, mr Dan Howcroft , FRCS (Tr&Orth), MBBS
Published: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Physiotherapy is the treatment of a disease or injury with physical movement, exercise and stretches rather than surgery.
Specialised and regulated practitioners called physiotherapists bring together multiple techniques with the aim of restoring movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
They create a custom treatment plan of specially tailored exercises and advice that relieves pain, forms good habits, and most importantly, empowers patients to achieve their movement goals.
This type of treatment can be right for lots of different people. Some have lived with injuries and have grown tired of the pain, others have recently had surgery, and physiotherapy is an important step on their path to recovery.
Physiotherapy is a collaborative treatment, and you will be included in the conversation every step of the way.
To begin, you’ll have a subjective assessment with your physiotherapist where you first discuss your condition and your general health. During this meeting, they will collect information about your condition.
Overall, they want to know how your condition affects you in your daily life. This information helps ensure your treatment plan works for your expectations, goals and lifestyle
They will be involved in your journey to recovery and will celebrate your progress with you every step of the way.
Physical therapy is a common denominator in returning to exercise, improving your fitness, and preventing injury in the future.
Not only can this treatment be physically beneficial, but through discussing your condition, you can peep through your own mind and potentially heal anxieties or fears that you experience about your injury.
Recovering from orthopaedic surgery is a big deal, but without physiotherapy, the road would be tough. You can trust it to be a helpful and empowering part of you feeling like you again.
If you have any more questions about physiotherapy after orthopaedic surgery, speak to your Medbelle Patient Care Adviser today to find out more.
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