At RMPhysio we see patients following a variety of orthopaedic procedures – knee or hip arthroscopies, ACL reconstructions, hip and knee replacements, shoulder rotator cuff tendon repairs, surgical repair of fractures and more.
We specialise in pre and post operative rehabilitation programs to maximise the benefits of your surgery. Whether your surgery is for a long-standing problem such as a joint replacement, or an unexpected operation for a fracture or ligament rupture, our team will ensure you get back on track to reach your recovery goal.
Prehabiitaion programs focus on preparing your body well before your surgery to optimise your return to health after surgery. Prehab exercises are designed to prepare and strengthen the body, and area, undergoing joint surgery so you will have a better chance of making an easier transition back to normal activity.
Benefits of Prehabilitation
- Improves strength and functioning before treatment.
- Prepares patients for the physical challenges faced following treatment.
- Improves patient psychological outcomes.
Following joint or orthopaedic surgery, you will most likely be required to follow a rehabilitation program afterward. A regular exercise program is a key part of recovery from your operation and building up strength in the muscles around your new joint will help you get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.
Benefits of Rehabilitation
- Restore normal movement in your joint
- Build up strength in the joint and surrounding muscles
- Ease pain and swelling
- Let you get back to your normal activities
- Help with circulation, particularly right after surgery, so you don’t have problems
The RMPhysio team have long standing relationships with, and a strong referral base from, many surgeons in Brisbane which ensures we have current knowledge of modern surgical techniques and procedures.
Our clinical team, which includes Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists, will design exercise programs specific to your prehab or rehab needs and keep your surgeon up to date with your progress. Depending on your surgery the exercises within your program may be done at home or at your local gym. However, following some surgeries more clinical supervision may be required and these can be done in our fully equipped gym and pilates studio.
Most importantly, our Team is here to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your surgery, reach your recovery goal safely and get you back to normal activities as soon as possible.