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Pre Operative Physiotherapy London

If you’re looking for pre-operative physiotherapy to help you prepare for surgery and optimise your recovery, look no further!!

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Why choose me for Pre-Operative Physiotherapy?

If you’re considering undergoing orthopedic surgery, such as a hip replacement, knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, or bunionectomy, it’s crucial to find a skilled physiotherapist to work with you pre-operatively.

Pre-operative therapy can help optimise your recovery and improve outcomes by addressing any pre-existing conditions, improving strength and range of motion, and preparing you mentally for the surgery. A great surgeon alone is not enough; successful pre & post-operative rehabilitation is just as important as the surgery itself.

As skilled physiotherapist I can tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs, ensuring you achieve the best possible recovery outcome. I am trusted by London’s top sports doctors and orthopedic surgeons and specialise in helping patients with complex cases achieve optimal recovery.

To book an initial assessment simply call my team on 0207 175 0150

What can you expect from my physio assessment?

  • We will have a discussion about your surgery to ensure that we both understand the details of the procedure, including what your surgeon will do to your body, how the surgery works, and any conversations I had with your surgeon regarding your tissue quality and its potential impact on your recovery.
  • We will analyse your current condition, which includes evaluating your range of motion, weight bearing status, and any equipment you may be using, such as muscle stimulators, braces, crutches, or cryotherapy devices.
  • I will work with you to set goals and create a clear treatment plan, ensuring that we are both on the same page and working towards the same objectives.

What treatment techniques do I use?

  • I provide hands-on manual therapy to alleviate any barriers to
    achieving high-quality, functional movement. This may involve treating
    swelling, muscle tension, joint stiffness, and other related issues.
  • “First-aid” initial exercise rehabilitation techniques to help reduce post-operative swelling, stiffness and pain.
  • Mid-stage exercise rehabilitation, working on proprioception, aligning and controlling the operated area, and motor patterning.
  • During the later stages of your rehabilitation, we will focus on exercise-based therapy to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance. Our primary goal will be to integrate the operated area back into the rest of your body, allowing you to move as normally as possible.
Pre surgery physiotherapy assessments are 90 minutes

Follow-up sessions if required are usually an hour – it’s important to me to be very thorough, as I want to be the last physiotherapist you need.

Pre operative physiotherapy or post operative physiotherapy?

Pre-operative physiotherapy serves two primary goals:

Firstly, it aims to prepare you for the upcoming surgery by strengthening your muscles and improving your movement patterns. The stronger and more coordinated you are before surgery, the faster your recovery is likely to be as you are likely to experience a certain amount of strength, flexibility, and coordination loss during the initial post-operative period.

Secondly, pre-operative therapy familiarises you with the rehabilitation exercises you will need to do after surgery. While it may not be advisable to visit the clinic immediately after surgery, we can work with you online or via a home visit. By teaching you these exercises beforehand, your body can better remember how to do them even when feeling groggy after undergoing a general anesthetic. This helps facilitate an easier transition into post-operative rehabilitation.

Of course this is not always going to be possible, especially if your surgery is unplanned and the result of trauma; but fortunately, many people who have trauma surgery do not have the prior issues of muscle weakness and joint stiffness that characterise patients who are undergoing elective surgery.

Where possible, I also like to join you and your surgeon, both in clinic and in theatre.  There are many reasons I do this, which I have explored more fully in this blog post but essentially, the more information I have, the better job I can do for my patients.  And in turn, the effort I put into collaborating with my surgical colleagues plays a big part in why they trust me to look after their patients: my physiotherapy efforts optimise the results of their surgery.

Physiotherapy Blog

As a leading Pre Operative Physiotherapist in London, I regularly write about injuries, treatment and assessment techniques.

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