Post-Surgical Rehab

Post rehabilitation is the process of restoring full function after Surgery or Injury.

Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa Helps You:

After surgery, you’ll need rehab to get your strength back. With the help of a physical therapist and other specialists, you’ll be better able to improve body movement. You’ll learn the safest ways to walk, get dressed, bathe and more. Whether you’ve had heart surgery, joint replacement or another type of surgery, rehab will help you get back to your regular routine much faster. The key goals of any rehab program are to:

  • Reduce pain

  • Strengthen your muscles

  • Improve range of motion and movement

  • Help you walk again

  • Teach you how to do daily activities, such as get up from a chair, climb stairs and get in and out of a car

How Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa Helps You:

Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa utilizes a wide variety of treatments and physical exercises to begin the rehab process. Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist will evaluate you to determine muscle strength, the range of motion, body mechanics, quality of movement and postural alignment. After an evaluation, a Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist will create a personalized plan of care designed to meet your post-surgical needs for recovery. Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa uses a variety of defined hands-on techniques, known as manual therapy, to improve mobility in joints and soft tissues. Specific exercises are prescribed to improve movement. Other therapeutic modalities include ultrasound, heat, ice and TENS. Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapists are properly trained to perform these modalities, Dry needling, and Acupuncture for their patients. Strengthening exercise stretches, and light aerobic activities can also be performed.

The most common reason doctors prescribe physiotherapy after surgery is to make sure that your body heals properly from your operation. This could be to minimize scar tissue after arthroscopy on your knee or shoulder or to retrain your muscles after major surgery, like repairing an ACL tear. Keep in mind that your surgeon’s specialty is to diagnose and repair an injury, while Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa is musculoskeletal experts that are there to help improve the way you feel and function. Many doctors will also send you a few sessions of Physiotherapy before your operation. This will help to strengthen your body as much as possible. In addition, talking to your PT about what lies ahead, including the length of rehabilitation and what levels of pain to expect during your recovery, can be a huge help when approaching your postoperative period. In fact, a recent study showed that back patients who had just one pre-op session with physiotherapy had a much smoother post-op experience.

Are you having surgery? Contact Us Today at Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa for a post-surgical rehab program. Our goal is to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.