Post-Surgical & Injuries Rehab

Post-surgical & injuries rehab is a step by step treatment program to treat any kind of injuries. On the other hand, surgical intervention is a very traumatic and invasive procedure that involves many structures both joints and soft tissues. No surgery is considered a success if the previous functionality is not achieved thus, for this a special Rehab program is designed that meets your goals and your usual functionality. This Post-surgical & injuries rehab program concentrates on proper joint motion, muscles strength break any abnormal adhesions, possibly balance train to avoid re-injury. Post-surgical & injuries rehabilitation program takes time, step by step to achieve appropriate results. The ligament that is involves with the joints need appropriate time to heel, at the same time these ligaments need be taught how to prevent re-injury. Surgery is in itself a necessary induced trauma that requires intensive rehab for the muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons and other surrounding structures.

How does Post-Surgical & Injuries Rehab work?

The rehabilitation program has short term goals and long-term goals, set according to the patient’s requirement.

Short term goals would include typically:

1- Pain management.
2- Reduction of swelling.
3- Movement of the joint within a pain-free range to avoid joint adhesions.

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Long term goals would include typically:

1- Strengthening muscles.
2- Balance re-education.
3- Being able to do Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
4- Building endurance.
5- Achieving full pain-free range of motion in the joint.

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What is injury?

An injury is any damage to the body that is caused by any external influences such a fall, blow etc.

What is sports injury in particular?

Sports injuries are injuries that happen while playing sports. Its part of playing any sports .while things can be done to prevent it, it still does occur unexpectedly.

What is the type of sports injury?

There are many types of sports injuries. Some common ones are mentioned below.

  • Ligament sprain
  • Ligament tear
  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle tear
  • DOMS
  • Joint capsule tear
  • Joint capsule rupture
  • Muscle rupture
  • Muscle avulsion
  • Joint fractures
  • Bones fractures
  • Swollen muscles
  • Joint subluxation
  • Joint dislocation.

Post-Surgical & Injuries Rehab and ligament Sprain?

Ligaments are basically attachments between bones and joints. It’s kind of like a cello tape securing them from being apart and work together like one unit. Sprain happens when these ligaments are stressed by stretching them beyond their limit. Tiny micro-tears may also occur. Sprains are graded according to the extent of their injury. Thus it is vital to have post-surgical & injuries rehab to avoid further problems.

What is ligament Tear?

Ligament tear is when the ligament is stretched beyond its limit to such an extent that it is unable to stretch more and thus it tears. The tear could be partial or complete.

What is muscle strain?

Muscle strain occurs when the muscle is stretched and stressed beyond its capacity that it gets a sprain. It could be muscle or tendon.

What is Muscle tear?

So if the muscle is stressed and stretched beyond its limit and continues that way, its results in tear of the muscles fibres itself or tendon (attachment of muscle to bone). The tears are graded according to the extent of injury.

What is DOMS?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is called DOMS and it happen when one exercises or plays for long time without properly warming up. This exercise or playing is not what the body is used to so the muscles tires and is not able to properly remove lactic acid from body.

post-surgical & injuries rehab treatment
post-surgical & injuries rehab treatment

What is joint capsule tear and rapture ?

All the joints of the body are enclosed in a protective sac called the capsule. This capsule can get damaged either pathologically or injured from external sources. Usually injuries from external source can tear it or rupture it depending upon the level of stress on the joint. Its extremely painful with restriction in movement and should this happen, immediate medical attention should be sought.

What is muscle rupture and avulsion?

When too much force is put on muscle suddenly , a large part of muscle could tear up which is rupture or its attachment from the bone can just get pulled up associated with bone fracture which is avulsion injury or avulsion fracture. Should this happen , seek medical attention immediately.

What is a joint fracture ?

A fracture that occurs in side the joint , at the joint surfaces or structures in it . It is very painful injury with restriction of movement . Seek medical attention immediately should this is suspected.

What is bone fracture ?

A fracture in bone is called bone fracture and it happens due to external forces . With Fracture ,patient is in pain and there is a lot of restriction in movement. Seek medical attention immediately should this happen .

What is swollen muscles ?

Muscles could get swelled up and bruised if it gets any blow from outside , or is stressed or it could be due to any infection. It follows with any muscle injury . Management for swelling is done along side the primary injury.

What is joint subluxation and joint dislocation?

Joint Subluxation happens when due to weak muscles or muscle being pulled in awkward directions , pulls the joint from its place a little . it can come back to its place after proper treatment.

Joint dislocation happens when due to external forces and awkward pulling of muscle it completely moves the joint out of its place. This needs immediate medical attention with treatment usually involving manuvering joint back in its position.

Different areas that can get injured?

  • Whiplash injury (cervical sprain)
  • Cervical vertebral frectures
  • Rotator cuff injury of the shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Wrist sprain
  • Elbow fracture
  • Radial fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Shoulder dislocation and subluxation
  • Knee sprain
  • Twisted knee
  • ACL sprain
  • ACL tear
  • Menicus Tear
  • IT band syndrome
  • Knee cap pain
  • Back of the knee pain
  • Broken ankle
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle pain
  • Achilles tendonitis

What to do if one sustains an injury?

Upon sustaining an injury, one may notice swelling , pain , bruising and restriction in range of movement . It could be immediately noticed or several hours later after an activity.

Once pain is felt during certain activity , one should stop immediately the activity and give it rest . If pain continues or worsens , contact your NHS GP or consult a Musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

What are the causes for all these such injuries?

Injuries, in particular sports injuries can happen due to:

  • An accident
  • Poor postures
  • Not using proper techniques
  • Repeatedly straining an area
  • Not warming up properly
  • Pushing yourself beyond limit
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Minor Injuries Treating at Home-RICE

Minor Injuries Treating at Home

Once the Injury happens the following should be done immediately for 24-36 hours:

-R – Rest

-I – Ice

-C – Compression

-E – Elevation

RICE protocol should be followed for 36 hours to control pain and swelling . Additionally over the counter pain killers can further help tackle pain and swelling .

Contact your GP Surgery immediately in case the pain worsens , pain doesn’t calm down , you see physical deformity , you feel unstable , you feel dizzy , have fever , or have difficulty in breathing.

In non –emergency cases , pain and swelling after 36 hours should have reduced . It would be ideal at this time to get some physiotherapy help to help you recover optimally . Waiting for it to subside by itself is a bad idea and can most of the time make things worse. If the NHS appointment is too long , its best to self refer to a private Musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinic.

How to prevent sports injury?

They say that “Prevention is better then cure” , it holds true for Musculoskeletal injuries as well. Here are few tips to prevent Sports injury or minimise the risks:

-Before any playing its best to warm up .The best way to warm up is to do “Dynamic Stretching”.

-Don’t overdo an exercise or play . It will most definitely result in Stress injury .keep a limit .

-Use proper posture

-Have the right equipment

-After the activity , have a good cool off period by doing some nice stretching .

Who are more at risk?

As with any disease certain people are more at risk to get injury then the others . Following are the high risk people :

-Children . Their energies sometimes make them susceptible to injury as they don’t understand their limit.

Over weight – Over weight can put a lot of stress on structures making them injure very easily

Age – as you age , the risk of injury gets higher .

Carelessness-Being neglectful of the small pain and swelling can lead to a major serious one. Also lack of using proper technique , equipment or not warming up can most probably result in injuries.

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How Physiotherapy can help in Post-Surgical & Injuries Rehab?

If the injury is not medically serious , and if affecting daily activity, then its best to see a Physiotherapist , Physiotherapist can help tackle the acute pain and swelling as well as chronic ones and then gives you proper required treatment, that will help you to resume your daily life. Post-surgical & injuries rehab is a structured treatment rehab program that goes step wise and at each step of the rehab specific goals are achieved.

What does Musculoskeletal physiotherapist do?

They do a thorough assessment of the injured part and whole body posture . Takes you through their findings and make you understand what treatment is needed and how many sessions roughly would be required. No amount of emphasis is enough to highlight the importance of physiotherapy after an injury.

Can Prime Physio Care help in sports injury?

Prime Physio Care is a post-surgical & injuries rehab clinic. It is fully equipped to tackle Sports injury (acute and chronic).Our treatments are very patient and goal oriented. We have had many successful recoveries . For more information please call 07515280990

What is Post Surgical Rehabilitation?

It is rehabilitation that is done after a surgical procedure . Physiotherapy rehabilitation is necessary after many surgical procedures to resume back daily life activity sooner. Physiotherapy rehab in particular is required in most Orthopaedic surgeries and some uro-gynaecology surgeries.

Why is it important to have rehab after surgery?

Any surgery is deemed successful if the patient is able to make use of operated part without any difficulty. Thus for faster recovery , and proper use of the operated part , it is very necessary to get physiotherapy sessions.

Physiotherapist after a complete assessment , does a week by week goal setting and progression until you are up on your feet independently , like as good as before.

What conditions can Prime Physio Care do rehabilitation with?

Prime Physio care is fully equipped to rehabilitate you with the following post surgery cases.

Shoulder cuff repair
Post Fracture rehabilitation
Post surgical fracture Rehabilitation
  • Hip Joint replacement
  • Dynamic hip screw
  • Knee joint replacement Rehabilitation
  • ACL tear rehabilitation
  • Meniscal tear Rehabilitation.
  • Ankle joint post surgical ligament repair Rehabilitation.
  • C-sections
  • Post delivery rehabilitation

How can you book an appointment?

We aim to see you within 24 hours so contact us to make an appointment or to find out more information on how we can help you, please call us on 07515280990 or email us