Surgery is expensive and time consuming, sometimes with long periods away from work and leisure pursuits. Post-op rehabilitation physiotherapy helps you get back to the things you love doing, fast! Surgery without rehabilitation can often lead to poor results. Menai District Physiotherapy can help you achieve a successful post-operative result with effective evidence-based rehabilitation. The earlier you start on a safe and structured treatment program the faster you can return to your work and sport activities. We have extensive experience working with orthopaedic surgeons in the St George and Sutherland Shire region and will liaise with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements for your rehabilitation and to ensure your progress is within the expected timeframe.

Common surgeries that we treat include:

  • Shoulder pain – shoulder reconstruction, shoulder stabilisation, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, acromioplasty, manipulation, capsulotomy

  • Elbow pain – tennis elbow release, golfers elbow release

  • Wrist & hand pain – carpal tunnel release, tendon repairs

  • Hip pain – hip replacements, hip resurfacing, labral repairs

  • Knee pain – knee replacements, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, lateral release, patella tendon transfer

  • Lower leg pain – achilles tendon repairs, fasciotomy

  • Ankle & foot pain – ankle reconstruction, ligament repairs, arthroscopy, spur removal, bunionectomy

  • Spine (neck & back) pain – discectomy, micro-discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion/stabilisation

Following surgery, joints often become swollen and stiff, muscles waste due to pain and disuse. Early gentle treatment is often the best way to reduce these secondary complications. We are able to cater for all stages of rehabilitation. In addition to our in-house physiotherapy gym and access to additional services like Exercise Physiology and Pilates classes, we have a partnership with Anytime Fitness Illawong to ensure optimal end-stage rehabilitation.

We regularly update your surgeon and GP so that whenever you have review appointments with them we can provide them with a progress report. Post-op rehabilitation is a team effort and we work closely with you, your surgeon and GP to provide you with the best possible outcome.

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