Inactivity after surgery and the complications that can arise

Whether you are having a hip replaced, an open-heart procedure or receiving breast cancer treatment, you will need some type of physiotherapy in order to assist in recovery. Rehabilitation not only speeds the healing process, but it also will help you learn the best way to care for yourself and return to daily activities.

Physiotherapists are knowledgeable about surgical procedures and treatment goals for post-surgical patients. Most importantly, our physiotherapists can tailor treatments to improve the overall well-being of a patient, better ensuring long-term success. In fact, studies have shown the value of beginning exercise training and rehabilitation as soon as possible after surgery.  Therapists can use exercises, posture training, manual therapy and other methods to accomplish this. 

However, avoiding or not fully committing to your rehabilitation program can hinder the recovery process. It’s important to get moving and functioning as soon after the procedure otherwise the following can occur: 

  • Decreased blood flow to the area can negatively affect healing at the surgical site.
  • Muscles can weaken and atrophy if they go too long without use.
  • Not learning or relearning proper movement can put stress on the area affected.

How physiotherapy can help you?

We offer a wide range of therapeutic procedures to treat and rehabilitate the patient from healing time to return to physical activity or sport. Treatment includes:

  • Advice and support through the different stages of your recovery
  • Managing pain, swelling and scarring
  • Mobility, Flexibility, Strength, Balance and Coordination exercises
  • Advice on how to return to daily activities and independence
  • Guidance on how to return to recreational activities, sports and peak performance
  • How to prevent some complications and compensatory issues
  • Chest physiotherapy for cough and breathing problems if required

In addition to physiotherapy you should follow your post-surgical instructions regarding incision care, medications and resuming normal activities.

Whether you have just scheduled knee surgery or you are in the recovery process, our physiotherapists at Home Physio Group can help you get back to action. We begin with a personalised assessment to develop a custom-tailored physiotherapy plan that is right for you. 

For more information please contact us on 0330 335 1016 or alternatively please fill out our contact sheet and we will get back to you.

Meet our physios

All our physiotherapists are registered with the CSP and HCPC offering the highest standard of care

Ready to recover?

Call us on 0330 335 1016
You can discuss your requirements with one of our specialist case managers

Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you