Congratulations on successfully navigating your surgical procedure! Now, the focus shifts to getting back on your feet as quickly as possible. Taking care of your issues is crucial during this phase, and VanCity Physiotherapy can assist you on your recovery journey.
Certain injuries and illnesses necessitate surgical intervention, but once the surgery is done, you can't simply jump back into your everyday routine. Your body needs time to heal and restore. Surgery rehabilitation, offered by VanCity Physio, can be a lifesaver during this critical phase, accelerating healing, reducing pain, and helping you return to your former lifestyle sooner.
Here's everything you need to know:
What is Surgery Rehabilitation?
Surgery rehabilitation involves physical therapies tailored to individuals who have undergone procedures like hip replacement, open-heart surgery, breast cancer treatment, and more. Through rehabilitation, the healing process is expedited, and a skilled physiotherapist plays a crucial role in the patient's improvement and overall well-being. The primary goal is to address post-surgery stiffness and weakness using various techniques and exercises.
Choosing the Right Rehabilitation Facility
After being discharged from the hospital following surgery, you may require surgery rehabilitation. In some cases, the healthcare facility may recommend a specific rehab therapy center. If not, it's essential to explore your options. VanCity Physio advises making a list of potential rehab centers and contacting them for more information. Look for centers that offer a comprehensive range of services, including physiotherapy, neurotherapy, hand therapy, and manual therapy. A well-maintained, clean, and odor-free environment is crucial for effective rehabilitation.
Benefits of Surgery Rehabilitation at VanCity Physio:
- Improves Mobility, Balance, and Strength: Surgery can limit mobility, resulting in muscle tightness, swelling, and limited range of motion. VanCity Physio employs strengthening exercises, myofascial release, and manual techniques to regain mobility and improve balance. This is particularly beneficial for individuals recovering from knee or hip replacement surgery.
- Eases Pain and Swelling: Swelling and pain are natural parts of the healing process after surgery. VanCity Physio's therapist-directed exercises play a key role in reducing swelling and easing post-surgical pain, promoting faster healing and improved mobility.
- Reduces Scar Tissue Formation: After surgery, scar tissue may form, leading to reduced function and movement. VanCity Physio's therapists use mobilization techniques to soften scar tissues and restore proper flexibility.
- Improves Flexibility: Inactivity can lead to weakened muscles and reduced flexibility. Rehabilitation at VanCity Physio includes gentle stretching exercises to help patients recover and regain normal life activities.
- Faster Recovery Time: VanCity Physio provides tailor-made therapy post-surgery, using the latest technology and machines, helping patients heal properly and regain normal motion. This personalized approach minimizes recovery time and reduces pain over time.
- Active Patient Participation: Patients actively participating in their recovery process achieve better results. VanCity Physio encourages patients to interact with their physiotherapist, ask questions, and learn about their recovery and therapy.
- Mental preparation is a powerful tool in managing post-surgery pain. VanCity Physio encourages patients to develop a positive mindset and work with the symptoms and discomfort of the surgical procedure without letting it lead to undue suffering. At VanCity Physio, we fully understand the trauma an injury, and the surgery that follows, may have on one’s mind. At VanCity Physio, we provide a secure environment where clients can experience healing in body, mind, and spirit.
- If you find alternative pain-management methods effective, such as acupuncture, electrical stimulation, or meditation, VanCity Physio can incorporate these into your recovery plan. Each person responds differently to these modalities, and when they prove successful, they can be employed without side effects.
SCHEDULE a Consultation Today:
With VanCity Physio's guidance and expert surgery rehabilitation, you can confidently embark on your journey to a swift and successful recovery, restoring your health and well-being in the process.
Regain control of your life by addressing your post-surgical needs. Contact VanCity Physio at our downtown St. Paul's or West Broadway Kitsilano locations to explore our services. Our experienced pain management physiotherapists will assess your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan. Call (604) 398-5584 or book online to take the first step towards effective post-surgical management.