Post Operative Rehab

Post-operative rehabilitation

Having a surgery is a big deal. However, it is only the beginning of your rehabilitative journey. After your successful surgery, the vast majority of the time you will need rehabilitation to fully recover to your maximum potential. In fact, not completing a full course of rehab post-operatively can often leave you with decreased movement and increased stiffness and pain. This is where we come in. Our team is well-versed at helping you recover post op, and helping regain your strength and mobility.

Very often, you will be given simple exercises in the hospital to keep the blood pumping through your limbs and begin to activate muscles so they start to ‘wake up’. A physio will often teach you how to use a walking aid, if you need one. After you are discharged, and with the surgeons permission, we can start your post-op rehab in our clinic, where our initial goal is often to start moving the limb that has been surgically repaired, and to strengthen the muscles around it. The final stage of rehab is to get you back to being fully functional, whether that is playing soccer, going for a run or simply getting on the floor to play with your grandchildren.

Common surgeries we see in our clinic are as follows:

  • Total knee replacements
  • Total hip replacements
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs
  • Meniscal repairs/ arthroscopy
  • Fractured bones requiring pins and plates and/ or casting
  • Lateral knee release
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Spinal surgery (laminectomy, discectomy, spinal fusion/ stabilisation)

HOW CAN I SEE A THERAPIST FOR MY POST-OPERATIVE REHABILITATION?

Book an appointment with our online booking system.

Give us a call and speak with Callen, our office manager.

Come in and say hi at our Ellis Street location!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear friends,

As you will be aware, we are in the middle of a public health emergency due to the ongoing coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic. Following strong recommendations from both the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in the last 24 hours, we have made the difficult decision to close our clinic until March 31st 2020. We believe that this is the ethically and socially responsible action to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the virus. We are trying to do our part to help take the pressure off the already overloaded Penticton Regional Hospital by preventing further spread.

Please note, we have NOT had any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our clinic. You can still book appointments with us for March 31st & onward, either on the phone at 250-493-1152 or on our online booking portal, located at the top of each of our webpages.

We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we hope you can understand our decision in this unprecedented time. We will be working behind the scenes while our clinic is closed to make sure that all of your ICBC, WorkSafe BC and private claims are all being processed, and liaising with ICBC and WorkSafe as needed to extend treatment blocks which may end during our down time.

We are currently in the process of calling our patients to reschedule appointments, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet – we haven’t forgotten about you!

Again, we thank you for your understanding in this challenging time. We will keep you updated on the status of our clinic as the days and weeks unfold, and urge everyone to practice social distancing and keep updated on the current health advice from the Canadian government and health departments.

Looking forwards to seeing you all again on March 31st.

Best regards,

Chris Stokes,
Clinic Director and Registered Physiotherapist – March 17th, 2020