Post-Surgical Conditions

At Takapuna Physio we are experienced in treating many post-surgical conditions. These include total knee joint replacement (TKJR), total hip joint replacement (THJR), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal repairs, hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, lumbar discectomy, spinal fusion and achilles tendon repairs. It is important to get the most out of your surgery, and we will help you with this by designing an evidence based, progressive and functional rehabilitation programme. We communicate closely with your surgeon to ensure we are all on the same page with regard to getting you back to what you enjoy doing as quickly and safely as possible.

If we are involved in your care prior to surgery, we will aim to strengthen the area around your injury as much as possible as this will improve your recovery time. Post-operatively we will initially be focused on improving your range of motion and function in a safe and considerate manner. This may involve hands on treatment such as mobilisation, stretching and massage, as well as the prescription of exercises for you to work on at home. Once your range of motion is improving, we will start on a gradual and progressive strengthening program for the muscles around the site of your surgery, and also in other areas of your body that may have got weaker during your recovery time. For example, if you had an ACL reconstruction, we would focus on strengthening your core and gluteal muscles as these will aid in your return to activity and/or sport. Our physiotherapists are happy to attend gym sessions with you later in your recovery to demonstrate your prescribed exercises and make sure you have the correct technique.

At Takapuna Physio we are experienced in treating many post-surgical conditions. These include total knee joint replacement (TKJR), total hip joint replacement (THJR), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal repairs, hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, lumbar discectomy, spinal fusion and achilles tendon repairs. It is important to get the most out of your surgery, and we will help you with this by designing an evidence based, progressive and functional rehabilitation programme. We communicate closely with your surgeon to ensure we are all on the same page with regard to getting you back to what you enjoy doing as quickly and safely as possible.

If we are involved in your care prior to surgery, we will aim to strengthen the area around your injury as much as possible as this will improve your recovery time. Post-operatively we will initially be focused on improving your range of motion and function in a safe and considerate manner. This may involve hands on treatment such as mobilisation, stretching and massage, as well as the prescription of exercises for you to work on at home. Once your range of motion is improving, we will start on a gradual and progressive strengthening program for the muscles around the site of your surgery, and also in other areas of your body that may have got weaker during your recovery time. For example, if you had an ACL reconstruction, we would focus on strengthening your core and gluteal muscles as these will aid in your return to activity and/or sport. Our physiotherapists are happy to attend gym sessions with you later in your recovery to demonstrate your prescribed exercises and make sure you have the correct technique.