Physiotherapy following surgery
Physiotherapy is an integral part of recovery following knee injury or surgery.
Following surgery, physiotherapy usually commences 7-10 days following your operation.
Early on your therapist will guide you through advice on how to improve your mobility, when it is appropriate to stop the use of your crutches, along with talking through a set regime of suitable exercises dependant on the type of surgery you have undertaken.
When surgery is not implicated, physiotherapy will aim at giving you exercises and advice in orderto either self-manage continuing symptoms if it is impossible to completely resolve the condition e.g a mild stage arthritic knee or treatment can possibly help you return to full fitness when conservative treatment alone is implicated.
In both situations the advice and exercises given during your rehabilitation will help you to improve the biomechanics of your knee disrupted by your surgical intervention /injury enabling you to maximise your quality of recovery.
End-stage treatment and rehabilitation will also look at potential biomechanical risk factors contributing to why you may have sustained the injury in the first place and strategies/ exercises to target these areas, so that potential re-injury in the future is minimised.
Physiotherapy will go hand in hand with the advice and intervention you receive from Mr Andrew Cossey and his team