In the vast majority of cases pre-operative rehabilitation should be performed with a chartered physiotherapist to offset the above mentioned effects of injury. Physiotherapy treatment helps to keep the surrounding tissues healthy and strong which ultimately reduces ones recovery time post-surgery. Best outcomes and shorter recovery times have been demonstrated in patients who undergo preoperative strengthening and stretching exercise protocols.
Depending on your injury or condition our Chartered Physiotherapists will prescribe an individualised exercise program tailored to your specific needs. This program will be progressed gradually up to the date of your surgery to ensure that the injured joint or limb is as strong as possible. Other techniques to help reduce pain and offset the development of soft tissue tightness and adhesions prior to surgery may include: massage, myofascial release techniques, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, heat/cold therapy, dry needling and acupuncture.