ORTHOPAEDIC REHABILITATION

Orthopaedic rehabilitation aims to achieve the best possible outcome after surgery. The most frequently operated on areas are:

  • The knee
  • The hip
  • The shoulder
  • The spine
  • The ankle

 

The rehabilitation process is divided into three overlapping phases:

 

  1. The sole purpose of the first phase is to REDUCE post-operative PAIN. Using manual therapy techniques, or the aid of powerful physical therapies such as tecar or laser therapy, our therapists administer some relief to the patient during the very delicate days following surgery.
  2. The second phase focuses on the IMPROVED MOBILITY of the affected area. During this stage, the physiotherapist will make the most of his or her knowledge in the field of manual therapy following many years of training and specialisation.
  3. The third phase focuses on INCREASING MUSCLE STRENGTH. In order to guarantee better stability and joint functionality, the patient will be asked to perform free-body exercises or exercises using our gym equipment. Each exercise will be appropriately set by the patient’s tailored physiotherapist depending on the length of the rehabilitation process and personal characteristics. If the patient practices sports, sports-specific exercises will also be integrated into the rehabilitation process in order to gradually reintegrate the patient into a match setting. A re-optimisation phase can also be included for a return to top form.