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Physiotherapy for Post-operative Orthopaedic Surgery

Who Might Need Orthopaedic Surgery?

Orthopaedic surgery is one treatment option for anyone who’s experiencing pain and diminished movement from everyday wear and tear of joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It can also be a treatment following for slips, falls, or any unplanned traumatic injury. Patients who undergo orthopaedic surgery typically require physiotherapy to increase mobility and regain strength.

What Is Post-Operative Physiotherapy?

Postoperative physiotherapy is work you’ll do in conjunction with a physiotherapist to get you back to doing what you love and moving without pain or restriction. It is crucial for optimal healing and functional recovery. In fact, postoperative physiotherapy will begin while you are still an inpatient and should continue following discharge.

Physiotherapy following orthopaedic surgery

Treatment may include:

  • Pain Management: Techniques such as ice, heat, and electrical stimulation to manage pain and reduce swelling.
  • Range of Motion Exercises: Gradual introduction of exercises to improve joint flexibility and prevent stiffness.
  • Strength Training: Targeted exercises to regain muscle strength in the operated area.
  • Functional Exercises: Activities designed to restore normal movement patterns and functional abilities.
  • Balance and Coordination Training: Exercises to enhance balance and coordination, crucial for preventing falls and promoting stability.

Physiotherapy Locations

We offer physiotherapy services for post-op orthopaedic surgery at the following UPMC locations:

Make an Appointment

You do not need a referral to make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. To schedule an appointment with UPMC Physiotherapy Services, please contact us at one of the locations listed above.

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