Our expert physiotherapists can help you or your loved one get back to 100% after an operation.
It is highly recommended that you attend Physiotherapy for rehabilitation following keyhole surgery or arthoscopy on knees and shoulders or after a knee or hip replacement operation or after operations to insert metals plates or pins into various joints. Using a range of exercises, our Physios will help you to regain muscle strength and movement so that you can function as normally as soon as possible.
They will also teach you how to use crutches or supports, and will ensure that you can carry out basic movements such as standing up, sitting down and going up and down stairs. You should continue to see the Physiotherapist until you have optimum function from the new joint. Our Physios work with many Orthopaedic Surgeons in Dublin and are happy to refer patients where we feel surgery is appropriate.
If surgery is recommended (ie. Shoulder repair, back surgery) it is often advisable to strengthen the muscles around the joint before the date of surgery. This will speed up the recovery time after surgery. In addition, Physiotherapy treatments are often provided after the surgery in order to help decrease stiffness and pain and assist in returning the individual to complete independence and a more active lifestyle. Acupuncture is also of great benefit in many of these situations, to help control pain post-surgery.