Physiotherapy can be employed to help a person recover after surgery using a variety of different treatments. The different options of treatment available are exercise programs, Manual Therapies, electrotherapy techniques and airway clearance techniques. Each treatment given to you will be tailored to suit your particular problem.
Physiotherapists can work alone or can be provided as a complimentary therapy in conjunction with other treatments to help give an overall assessment of your body.
There are some instances where Physiotherapy can be a lot more beneficial for the patient instead of surgery, this is due to the long term health benefits it can provide; this is not true with all injuries of course, there may be some cases where the need for surgery is inevitable, the treatment you would need would be determined by the severity of the problem and how you respond to the available treatments. Trauma injuries can be benefitted greatly with the use of physiotherapy after surgery, ensuring the injured area quickly returns to optimum health.
After suffering from an injury such as a break the patient will possibly have to undergo surgery to realign the bone or repair soft tissue or any tendons that have been damaged, as well as spending some time in a cast. A GP or Surgeon will usually recommend Physiotherapy Blackfriars post-surgery to ensure the joint or muscle returns to its full mobility.
Physiotherapy isn’t just an essential part of post-surgery to allow the full mobility to return, it can also be used to treat any inflammation and help continue to increase movement. Common injuries such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) can always be drastically improved by using products that are linked directly to certain aspects of physiotherapy such as loosening and opening up a joint to supporting and constricting a joint.
People working on a computer day in and day out will likely be familiar with and injury such as RSI as there is limited but continuous movement of the same muscle or ligament again and again.