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post-surgery rehabilitation/prehab

At Motus Health we take pride in offering comprehensive rehabilitation following any orthopaedic surgery. Our physiotherapists have many years of experience assisting people with their recovery post-surgery. You would be hard pressed to find an orthopaedic procedure or surgery our team hasn’t had experience with.

Motus also provides the in-hospital physio to patients at both St Georges and Forté Health private hospitals. We regularly have patients under Motus physio care through their journey from pre surgery, in hospital and post-operative rehabilitation.

We can assist you from the early recovery phase; reducing pain and swelling, teaching crutch walking, and showing you early rehabilitation exercises; progressing you back to the level of activity you require, be that day-to-day life or high-level sport.  We personalise the rehabilitation process to your needs.

Many surgeries can be rehabilitated at home using basic equipment and exercises, while other surgeries require a period of gym-based rehabilitation. All Motus clinics have either an onsite gym or access to a local gym, and our physiotherapists will be with you throughout your rehabilitation program.

Advise your orthopaedic surgeon that you would like to complete your rehabilitation with a Motus Health clinic. You surgeon will guide you as to when it’s appropriate to start physiotherapy post-surgery, and supply you with a referral letter. If your surgeon doesn’t offer this advice, please call a Motus clinic and one of our team will be able to advise you as to when it is appropriate to start rehabilitation.

keen to get back to sport?

Our physiotherapists have the advanced knowledge to guide you through late-stage rehabilitation to regain the function you need for sport. Whether it be implementing a running program, a jumping program or a throwing program, we can assist you right the way through to a sustained, safe return to sport.

need to get back to work asap?

Some of our physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are trained in Occupational Health Physiotherapy, and can help you to plan your safe return to work. Motus Health works under the ACC Vocational Rehabilitation contract to help your return to work if you are currently off work due to surgery or injury. If you believe you can access this program, please discuss it with your Motus physiotherapist and your case manager.

what about prior to surgery?

Evidence shows that the fitter, stronger and healthier you are pre-surgery the easier your recovery post-surgery. If you know you are requiring surgery, it is a good idea to have an assessment with a Motus physiotherapist. During this assessment, the physio will be able to take some baseline measures that will help establish some post-operative goals. We will assist you with appropriate exercises to improve your strength and function around the affected area to ensure you go into surgery in the best possible condition. Often you will be surprised with how much you can still do with an injured limb. We regularly have pre-surgery patients completing sessions in the gym leading up to their surgery.

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