Physio Before Surgery (Pre-habilitation)
Many people don’t consider starting physio before surgery. However, pre-surgery exercises can help to improve muscle strength and range of motion in your joints, reducing the risk of complications and improving recovery time.
Physiotherapy before surgery introduces specific exercises that will benefit you before and after surgery. Increasing your level of condition pre-operatively and getting used to specific home exercises will allow you to transition more quickly into your post-operative rehab.
The Joint Partners Program at Bathurst Base Hospital is an excellent resource for this, and will be part of the pre-operative workup in most undergoing public joint replacement surgery at Bathurst. They can be contacted on (02) 6330 5807 or 0418 766 053. Your local physiotherapist or exercise physiologist can also assist you with a program aimed at optimising you for surgery and rehabilitation