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Post Operative Rehabilitation

Post Operative Rehabilitation

Surgeons trust us with your ongoing care after a major operation       

Post operative rehabilitation is essential after major surgery. While the surgeon’s work of operating takes a matter of hours, the all-important recovery and rehabilitation phase can take weeks and months. Orthopaedic, spinal and general surgeons routinely refer their patients to us for rehabilitation, because they trust the expertise and care you receive at Campbelltown Physiotherapy.


Post operative rehabilitation specialists

Campbelltown Physiotherapy has expert therapists and up-to-the-minute equipment to facilitate rehabilitation from a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal surgeries. We support you at every step of your rehabilitation process, with professional advice on transitioning back to your daily life.

Each surgeon has their own protocol and guidelines on recovery. We liaise directly with your surgeon to guarantee you are receiving the optimal post operative rehabilitation.


Rehabilitation from Orthopaedic Surgery 

Physical rehabilitation allows the bones, muscles and soft tissues to heal properly. Without expert physical therapy, you may be left with impaired strength, flexibility and range of motion. Every patient and procedure is different, but these are common goals of rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery:

  • Swelling control and pain management
  • Restoration and maintenance of joint mobility and muscle flexibility
  • Improving overall mobility and weaning off mobility aids
  • Restoration of muscle, tendon, and ligament strength
  • Return back to work, hobby, or sport
  • Education to ensure self management


Your rehabilitation program may include:

  • Education on your operation, and strategies for restrictions and self-management
  • Electrophysical agents for oedema and pain control
  • Mobility and strengthening program
  • Home exercise programs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Mobility aids and braces

Rehabilitation after Spinal Surgery

Along with rehabilitation, it’s vital to minimise additional stressors on your back or neck after spinal surgery. Your physiotherapist will provide an individualised treatment plan aligned with your surgeon’s protocols to ensure safe healing. Goals for physical rehabilitation therapy might  include:

  • Pain relief and minimizing peripheral symptoms
  • Specific movement avoidance
  • Maintenance of spinal joint mobility above and below the segment of operation
  • Restoring your function for daily life
  • Returning to work, hobby, or sport


Our therapists provide a multidisciplinary approach to achieve rehabilitation goals:

  • Education on movement restrictions and self-management
  • Electrophysical agents and heat for pain management
  • Manual massage therapy
  • Low-load spinal mobility and strengthening program
  • Exercise program
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Mobility aids and braces

Make an appointment online, or call our friendly team to learn more about recuperating after your surgery.

Mobility and Strength Program

Oedema and Pain Control Electrotherapy

Home Excercise Programs


Mobility Aides and Braces

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