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Post Operative Rehabilitation at HTC

Joint Replacements / Repairs

Today’s joint replacement procedures are advanced and commonplace. Rehabilitation protocols match in technique and aim to provide accelerated outcomes with patients generally returning fully to all previous activities of daily life.

Whether hip, knee, or shoulder our team will guide you through the earliest to final phases of your rehabilitation with targeted objectives and a caring hand. 

Expectation setting and early intervention are key in achieving good results and a return to your normal daily life.

Today’s replacements are functionally orientated and afford good expectations for each patient. Working together with our team will optimise your ability to achieve a good level of functionality and enhanced quality of life.

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Spinal Surgery

There are many levels/types of orthopaedic and neural specialised spinal surgery ranging from simple injections or keyhole disc trims to extensive disc replacement or metal / synthetic implants.

Significant spinal conditions often involve nerve tissue issues (e.g. sciatic nerve problems) and a sound experience and expertise are required to address these in a clinical and effective manner. 

The human spine is a complicated and multi-functional structure with sub-divisions in area and functionality emphasis. 

Varying exercise, manual therapy and education techniques are combined to produce targeted results.

Exercise prescriptive knowledge beyond the normal fitness training spectrum is required to attain healthy spinal function through strength, coordination and economy of movement (e.g. a sound core strength).

Tendon, Muscle and Ligament Repairs

Common tendon/muscle repairs such as rotator cuff, Achilles, or patella tendon reconstructions require controlled, phased increases in movement, loading of forces, and nerve-muscle coordination re-education.

Early intervention to monitor and protect repaired ligaments and tendon grafts is important. Managing postoperative inflammation plus pain levels as also controlling the level of allowed stresses on the repair areas are early objectives. 

Tendon repairs do not uncommonly involve resulting restrictions in length and/or function. Physiotherapy is often essential in returning these structures to their fullest potential.

Progressive rehabilitation requires a scope of Physiotherapy expertise ranging from Manual Therapy through to Sports Physiotherapy on requirement.

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Cartilage Repairs / Replacements

Medicine is moving forward at a rapid pace in regards to cartilage treatments.

Repairs are commonplace, however, replacement techniques are continually being revised and refined.

Protocols for these types of surgery on the lower limbs often require weight-bearing and torsion dosages, which are controlled and implemented by your guided therapy and exercise regime.

There are many types of joint surface conditions ranging from impingements to surface erosion and tears.

These types of conditions affect people across all age groups. 

Variations in repair and replacement techniques require knowledge and experience which affords you, the patient, with optimised outcomes.