Physiotherapy Treatment Before and After an Operation

At Susan Quin Physiotherapy, I treat many patients after Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Operations. Operations like hip and knee replacements and back and neck surgery. If you know the date of your surgery I can help you with pre-operative Physiotherapy exercises to improve your recovery. I am experienced in treating these problems.


What Types of Operation need the help of Physiotherapy?

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Neck Surgery
  • Back Surgery
  • General Surgery, e.g. abdominal or cardiac
  • A fracture that is repaired with screws and plates to keep it together, e.g. wrist or hip

Pre-Operative Physiotherapy Exercise

If you choose to have surgery (elective) you will know the date of your operation. Pre-operative exercise specific to the type of surgery will improve your recovery after the operation. This will include joint movement, strength exercises, mobility (crutch walking), balance exercises, general fitness and advice about preparing your home to facilitate you ( seat heights, grab rails, stairs, etc). This will prepare the joint and the body for the operation and the rehabilitation. It will also reduce the risk of any complications. It will increase your physical fitness and strength which will assist your recovery after your operation.

Post-Operative Physiotherapy Rehabilitation

When you have an operation there is always some loss of strength and movement afterwards. Physiotherapy rehabilitation after an operation includes exercises, specific to each stage of your recovery. Physiotherapy exercises help to safely and effectively restore full movement, strength and function after the operation.  Physiotherapy Treatment initially helps to control the swelling and pain. Then it keeps you moving as normal as possible. Physiotherapy treatment includes advice on how to live safely at home while you recover, e.g. showering, using stairs, maintaining fitness etc. All the time helping you gain and maintain movement, strength, balance and full function.

Physiotherapy Treatment if you are Immobilised

If you are immobilised (in a splint) following an accident, breaking a bone or having an operation, Physiotherapy will help. Physiotherapists will teach you how to walk on crutches, how to use your sling correctly, how to keep the swelling down and how to remain strong and fit. They will advise you on every day activities and how to cope at home. When the splint is removed the Physiotherapist will help you to regain movement, strength and function again.

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Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Susan Quin Physiotherapy provides Home Visits for Personalised Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment in the Raheny, Clontarf, Killester, Artane, Fairview, Donaghmede, Clongriffin, Malahide, Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth areas.

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