Post-Operative / Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person and Virtual Sessions
Surgery is often only the first step to returning to a normal active life. Once your surgery is complete, you’ll need to strengthen your body and rebuild your muscle in order to make a full recovery. Physiotherapy can be beneficial to patients both before and after major surgeries. We always communicate with your surgeon to develop the most effective treatment plan and will help you manage your injury at home with dedicated exercises.
IS POST-SURGERY REHABILITATION RIGHT FOR ME?
Our post-operative and post-surgery rehabilitation is suited for patients who have recently undergone intensive surgery and are experiencing pain, muscle weakness, reduced mobility, low exercise tolerance, or stiffness. Relevant surgeries can include fractures, joint surgeries, knee or hip replacements, ligament repairs, and more.
Our physiotherapist team can help with:
• Pain relief.
• Reducing swelling.
• Gentle manual therapy to restore joint range of motion.
• Assistance with early walking.
• Prescribing gait aids like walkers or canes and instructing on their use.
• Simple exercises to begin to regain muscle function without disrupting healing.
Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.
Vancity Physio's vast knowledge brought me great results. When I began working with them I was on crutches, and today I am so much stronger and can function so much better. I feel that I have jumped leaps and bounds, and I am very excited to utilize my new knowledge.
My therapist put a great deal of time and effort into my rehabilitation, and gave me the tools I needed to move onward and forward.
Ranko has taught me many things about my recovery and has encouraged me every step of the way. His smile and attitude helps to keep me involved and optimistic. I can ask for honesty with him and get it … qualities that reflect more than one healing process— Wendy M.
My Physiotherapist always displayed a lot of patience, encouraged me and was always right beside me as to make sure that I wouldn't fall or hurt myself. The techniques and exercises I learned helped me to improve very quickly… as a result, 1 month post hip replacement surgery I was able to get up and down the many stairs I have in my home with a cane without any problems!— R. Rasman
I wanted to take a moment to write you a note of gratitude for your time and efforts during my recovery. Your attitude, depth of knowledge, and commitment really helped me through one of the roughest times in my life.— M. Goddard
I recently suffered an injury from playing sports. I had a lot of trouble walking without pain but working with Vancity Physio helped me quickly return to what I love doing most. Injuries don't just affect a person physically, but can take an emotional toll. Having a physio who is knowledgeable in their practice, patient with explaining my condition and being personable to work made all the difference in my full recovery.— Fiona Chiu
Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner
Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals.
Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain. He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.
Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist
Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.
Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.
Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.
Ella has been practicing physiotherapy for over 10 years in the United Kingdom in various hospitals around London after graduating from University of Brighton in 2011.
Ella has an interim license as a Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, due to be fully licensed by 2022. She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom. She has spent the last 6 years at the Whittington Hospital London as a Senior Physiotherapist, and has worked with physiotherapists in the leading spinal cord injury rehab centre in London.
She has clinical experience with clients of all ages, in intensive care rehabilitation, oncology, acute stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Ella also has extensive experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation, including post trauma rehab, hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and ACL rehabilitation.