Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Post-Operative clients are prioritized for their initial evaluation appointment.  CorePhysio clinicians have expertise in post-operative rehabilitation for orthopedic, general surgical as well as pelvic health post-operative rehabilitation.  Please refer to pelvic health for more information about our pelvic health and hernia rehabilitation program.
CorePhysio’s orthopedic post-operative clinicians are knowledgeable about the latest in post-op protocols and surgeries being performed by our local Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as those of renowned surgeons and physical therapists across the country.   Additionally, they may share ideas to improve communication with our surgeons to ensure that the entire care team is working together. If a surgeon specifically wants a client seen by a specific clinician, they just need to indicate it on the PT referral. The majority of typical surgeries, though, can be handled excellently by any one of our skilled physical therapy team members.

List of most common surgeries:

  • Total joint replacements (Knee, hip, shoulder, ankle)
  • Knee surgeries (ACL and other ligamentous reconstruction, meniscectomy and meniscal repairs, MPFL, quadricep, and patellar tendon repair)
  • Hip surgeries (Labral repair)
  • Shoulder surgeries (Rotator cuff repair, labral repair, capsular reconstruction)
  • Ankle/foot surgeries (Achilles tendon and other tendon repairs, ankle fusion, bunionectomy)
  • Spinal surgeries (Fusion, laminectomy, discectomy)
  • Fracture repair surgeries
  • Arthroscopic surgeries (Impingement, decompression, debridements)

Why are pre-operative appointments important?

One or two pre-op appointments are recommended to facilitate improved surgical outcomes by teaching clients the following:
  • How to prepare for surgery
  • What to expect directly after surgery
  • What they should and shouldn’t be doing between surgery and their first PT appointments

Why is post-operative PT important?

  • To educate clients on what is SAFE to do and what activities should be avoided to protect the surgical outcomes.
  • To assist clients in regaining normal function through hands-on therapy, specific stretches and joint mobilizations and progressive strengthening and ROM exercise guided by agreed upon protocols.
  • To improve efficiency of movement and proper control of muscles that have been affected by surgical procedures.
At CorePhysio, we have therapists who are trained in evidence-based protocols for post-operative physical therapy, offering location preference and convenience for clients.


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