Post Operative Rehab

Pre + Post Operative Physiotherapy

Surgery is most likely to be the last step for most people and it is often only undertaken when conservative methods such as physiotherapy have been unsuccessful in producing the desired result. Orthopaedic Surgeons generally ensure that their patients have had a thorough physiotherapy and assessment and course of treatment, prior to surgical intervention.

It is important to realise that the success of your surgery does not finish the moment you leave the operating theatre. This is where post-operative physiotherapy comes in to optimise your results.

In hospital you will be provided with some simple exercises to minimise complications such as chest infection or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In addition to these exercises you may be provided with some early strengthening or range of motion techniques.


Returning Home

When you return home you may feel that following your surgery, you will want to gain further physiotherapy and advice to advance your recover to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. The quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation.


What we will do

Edinburgh Sports + Spinal Physiotherapy will happily assist in your post-operative care and rehabilitation. We are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopapedic Surgeons and if required we can liase with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.

A major part of the successful outcome following surgical procedures is good physiotherapy treatment concentrating on:surgery, recovery, physiotherapy, edinburgh, physio, treatment

  • restoring optimal mobility
  • strengthening weakened and disused muscles
  • compensation for any functional loss
  • restoring normal movement patterns and habits


Orthopaedic procedures

We are happy to see clients before or after planned orthopaedic procedures such as:

  • Shoulder surgery- arthroscopy, tendon or ligament repairs, decompressions, joint replacement, fracture management, acromioclavicular joint repair
  • Hip- arthroscopy, labral repair, joint replacement, injection
  • Knee- ligament, cartilage or tendon repair, arthroscopy, injection, joint replacement
  • Spinal- fusions, stabilisations, discectomy, injections
  • Ankle- arthroscopy, ligament repair, joint replacement
  • Foot- bunion and toe surgery, fracture management


Work with us prior to surgery

A lot of patients may feel it helpful to visit us prior to their surgery. This ensures you are familiar with the process, and what exercises you will be doing immediately post-surgery. It is also useful to assess current movement and the requirements you will need to help with rehabilitation goal-setting following your surgery.

Many surgical procedures benefit from having patients at their very best or strongest prior operation. This may help greatly with post-operative rehabilitation.

If you have any queries regarding your planned procedure and whether we can help you please call Edinburgh Sports + Spinal Physiotherapy.

We work with almost all of the health insurance providers, however, please discuss this when you are booking your appointment.

Online booking

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0131 235 2354 


Comely Bank Clinic

52 Learmonth Grove, Edinburgh, EH41BN


Richard is a top physio and knows exactly what he is speaking about! He was specific with information and able to identify my injury and gave me rest time and appropriate recovery exercises to get me playing rugby again asap! Would highly recommend him to anyone having problems! Mark

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Highly Recommend

Excellent treatment and advice from a knowledgeable and professional physiotherapist. Adept at answering questions and addressing any concerns I had. I felt very involved with my treatment as my goals were taken into account and treatment was tailored to these. Would recommend to anyone in need of an excellent physiotherapist. Angus

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“I worked with Richard at Edinburgh Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy when I was recovery from an ACL reconstruction. His knowledge and understanding is excellent. We worked together to put a detailed return to running plan specific to the hamstring graft that was taken during surgery. I would definitely recommend this clinic and Richard”.

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“I have used other NHS and private physio services as well as chiropractors in the past without success and so came to Richard. Richard is a Physio who listens and understands your situation. After an initial assessment he will then organise a detailed treatment plan. I would highly recommend anyone with back pain to see him”.

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“Richard was very welcoming and provided an excellent service. After only 2 visits he had managed to eliminate all discomfort and pain in my neck. He explained what was going on and used different techniques to get speedy results. I would definitely recommend Richard to anyone and everyone who is looking for a physiotherapist in Edinburgh!”

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