Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Mabel Chong

After my shoulder surgery, I requested through my orthopaedic specialist for a physio centre that could help me rehabilitate to playing golf in 6 months. Working through my recovery with PhysioActive has been an eye-opener! My therapist walks me through every detail from day one and works hands-on tirelessly for every session. I’ve undergone treatment with many physio centres in the past year but PhysioActive is the one that truly delivers the term: PATIENT CARE.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

If you’ve undergone surgery for an orthopaedic issue – even if the operation was years ago – you may have lingering pain, dysfunction, or other difficulties. These problems can limit your activities and keep you from realising your full physical potential. Fortunately, professional physiotherapy is an excellent way to address chronic pain and raise your quality of life.

The PhysioActive Solution
Rehabilitation after a surgical procedure is a delicate process that requires training and experience. At PhysioActive, our expert physiotherapists provide this valuable rehabilitation to all of our patients, no matter the nature of their orthopaedic surgery. For effective, caring post-surgical care in Singapore, PhysioActive is the obvious choice.

We understand that you’re often feeling at your worst after a surgical procedure and want nothing more than to get better. This is why we employ many therapy techniques for post-surgical care, customised to your individual situation and needs. Our physiotherapists are gentle, caring, and committed to your rapid recovery. Our staff will constantly monitor your progress and work with you as partners in your rehabilitation. At PhysioActive we’re with you every step of the way in your post-surgical care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I do not go for Physiotherapy after my surgery?

Your surgeon may have skilfully performed a surgical procedure but that is just the initial step towards a successful recovery.

Research has repeatedly shown that Physiotherapy is one of the keys to a true recovery by helping you to fully regain your strength, flexibility, and function.
You may also have to contend with residual pain or other symptoms after your surgery. A physiotherapist can help you to manage your pain and control those symptoms with other treatment methods such as clinical massage.

At PhysioActive, we also conduct home visits for patients who find it inconvenient to move around after their surgery.

How long does rehabilitation take?

There are many factors that can contribute to your recovery time, including the severity of your condition and the type of procedure.

During your first appointment, your physiotherapist will provide a plan of care and discuss short and long-term goals.

The rehabilitation process plays a crucial role in helping you to restore full function so don’t take it lightly.

How will you work with my doctor to ensure the fastest and best possible recovery?

Our physiotherapists have experience working with a wide network of doctors and surgeons. We often work hand in hand with the extended medical network to provide holistic patient care.

You are also advised to bring along your referral letters, medical records, and medical imaging such as X-rays if any, during your first appointment.

My doctor recommended Physiotherapy before my surgery. Do you have specialists for this?

Yes. Our physiotherapists can be your biggest ally during the “pre-hab” process.
Patients who participate in a pre-surgical rehabilitation program tend to regain function and return to their daily lives faster than others who do not participate in pre-surgical rehabilitation.

Can I prevent surgery with Physiotherapy?

Studies have shown that physiotherapy is just as effective as surgery for healing meniscal tears or mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis.

While many types of knee injuries tend to be treatable without surgery, including MCL, PCL, and cartilage tears, every case is different. The need for surgery also depends on your level of activity. For instance, ACL reconstruction may be the best bet for a football player.

As a general rule (for knee conditions), researchers have suggested that if you are experiencing major pain but can move your leg, consider physiotherapy first. If you have good range of motion, physiotherapy may very well settle down the symptoms over time.

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