Post-Operative Physiotherapy

Post-Operative Physiotherapy in Adelaide

post-operative-physiotherapyUnfortunately the success of your surgery doesn’t suddenly appear the moment you leave the operating theatre.

Your surgeon will have skillfully performed a surgical procedure that is, in most cases, just the initial step towards your successful outcome.

You will have have to do some work in the form of exercises to optimise your results.

In hospital you’ll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as stiffness or DVT’s. You may even be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises.

Once you are discharged, we recommend that you book in for a re-assessment of your progress.

Can You Help Me After My Surgery?

At Leading Edge Physical Therapy, we’ll happily assist you in your post-operative care. We are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopaedic Surgeons – and if your surgeon requires any modifications from the “standard” approach, we’ll happily liase with them to ensure we are progressing you appropriately.

Common surgeries that require post-operative physiotherapy include:

  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction/Stabilisation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Meniscal Repair
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Reconstruction
  • Lumbar Spine Discectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion


At Leading Edge Physical Therapy we will work with you to develop a custom rehabilitation program to ensure you make the best possible recovery in the quickest time. We will get you back to what you want to do, whether that is your work, sport or day to day activities, ASAP.

If you have had orthopaedic surgery, it is not necessary to obtain a referral from your specialist to return to us after your operation. However, it is always beneficial to inform your surgeon that you would like to return for post-operative care at Leading Edge, and any information that your surgeon provides will be useful for us in planning your rehabilitation – so bring this along with you.

I’ve Had Surgery And Need Rehab – What Do I Do Right Now?

You can make an appointment with Leading Edge Physical Therapy at any stage. This is especially important if you believe you are not making satisfactory progress in your recovery, or if your mobility is compromised.

We recommend that any surgery is followed up with an out-patient appointment 1-2 weeks after surgery, depending on the procedure done.  Sometimes this will be sooner – be directed by your surgeon.

Your next step is to book an appointment with a Leading Edge Physiotherapist.  You can BOOK ONLINE now, or call one of our clinics on (08) 8364 6800 or (08) 8159 1300 to book an appointment.

If you are not sure if you need an appointment, you can ENTER YOUR DETAILS HERE and one of our physios will give you a call back to discuss your problem and work out the next step in your recovery.

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