Surgery can be a major undertaking, both physically and emotionally. It can take time to recover from surgery, and it is important to do so safely and effectively. Physiotherapy can play a valuable role in helping you recover from surgery.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession that helps people improve their movement and function. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to help people recover from injury or illness, including:
- Manual therapy
How can physiotherapy help after surgery?
Physiotherapy can help you recover from surgery in a number of ways. It can:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Improve range of motion
- Strengthen muscles
- Restore function
- Prevent complications
When should you start physiotherapy after surgery?
The timing of physiotherapy after surgery will vary depending on the type of surgery you have had. However, it is generally recommended to start physiotherapy as soon as possible after surgery. This will help you to recover more quickly and get back to your normal activities sooner.
What can you expect from physiotherapy after surgery?
Your physiotherapist will create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. This plan may include exercises, manual therapy and education. The goal of physiotherapy is to help you recover from surgery as quickly and safely as possible, getting you back to normal life and enjoy doing the things you love most!
Is physiotherapy covered by insurance?
The cost of physiotherapy after surgery may be covered by your health insurance. However, it is important to check with your insurance company to see what is covered.
If you are considering physiotherapy after surgery, I encourage you to talk to your doctor or a physiotherapist. They can help you determine if physiotherapy is right for you and can help you find a qualified physiotherapist.
Here are some additional tips to help you recover from surgery:
- Listen to your body and rest when you need to.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
- Stay active and do your exercises as prescribed by your physiotherapist.
- Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids.
- Manage your pain with medication or other therapies as prescribed by your doctor.
- Get enough sleep.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure a safe and speedy recovery from surgery.