Post-Operative Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

  • Improves mobility or flexibility 
  • Improves strength 
  • Decreases pain and swelling
  • Decreases scar tissue 
  • Restore function, return to everyday tasks

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What is Post-operative physiotherapy?

Post-surgical physical therapy is a targeted therapeutic method focused on helping people recover after surgery. This therapy uses specific techniques to combat post-surgical challenges such as pain, weakened muscles and mobility restrictions. The main goal is to facilitate the quick and efficient return of the patient to usual routines.

Post-Operative Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Service

Often starting immediately after surgery, therapy can span the length of the hospital stay to outpatient care. It is a team effort involving patients, physical therapists, and sometimes other medical professionals. The strategies used in this therapy vary depending on the type of surgery. In essence, this therapy is more than just physical recovery; it’s about increasing the patient’s overall confidence and state of mind during the recovery journey.

At Jack Nathan Rehab, we offer Postoperative Physiotherapy that consists of manual therapy, exercise programs, balance work and or gait training. This therapy is to help ensure you return to normal activities by improving pain, swelling, flexibility, strength, and mobility.

What are the Benefits of Post Op Physiotherapy?

The Benefits of Post Op Physiotherapy include:

  • Improves mobility or flexibility – By assessing the joint and improving the mobility of the joint during each session.
  • Improves strength – By working on exercises that build muscle and increase strength.
  • Decreases pain and swelling – By working to move the area to decrease the irritation, return to daily activities, and move safely without hurting surgery.
  • Decreases scar tissue – By working hands-on manipulation and mobilization as well as the movement of the area to decrease the scar tissue will help with mobilization.
  • Restore function, return to everyday tasks – Regain mobility, exercise, back to the activity you once did without pain.

At Jack Nathan Rehab, we offer Postoperative Physiotherapy that consists of manual therapy, exercise programs, balance work and or gait training.

Types of surgeries that commonly require Post-operative physiotherapy:

  • Orthopedic surgeries (ACL surgery, knee replacement, shoulder replacement surgery, etc.)
  • Joint Replacements (hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow etc.) 
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Fracture repair
  • Abdominal surgeries
  • Neurological surgeries
  • Cardiac Surgeries

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Post-Operative Physiotherapy: Timing and Frequency

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When to Start Post-Operative Physiotherapy?

  • Immediate Initiation: It is highly recommended to start post-op physiotherapy as soon as possible after the operation.
  • Importance of Early Intervention: Without timely physiotherapy, the joint or tissue may not heal properly post-surgery.

How Frequently Should You Attend Post-Op Physiotherapy?

Determining Factors

  • Type of Injury & Surgery: The nature of the injury and the surgical procedure performed.
  • Patient Specifics: Individual progress, motivation, and adherence to home exercises.
  • Healing Period: Time taken for soft tissue to repair post-surgery.

General Recommendations

  • Acute Care: For immediate post-surgical care, attending physiotherapy 2 to 3 times a week is suggested.
  • Performance Therapy: For long-term maintenance, once a week is typically recommended.

Note: Always consult with your healthcare from Jack Nathan Rehab to determine the best post-operative care plan tailored to your needs.

Phases of Post-Operative Physiotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide


Phases of Post-Operative Physiotherapy

1. Early Recovery Phase


Control swelling and pain during the initial stages of recovery.

Key Features:

  • Gentle Manual Therapy: Soft and careful manual interventions to support healing.
  • Assistance with Walking: Helping the patient regain confidence and strength in their mobility.
  • Simple Exercises: To kickstart the recovery process.
  • Pain Relief Strategies: Techniques and interventions to alleviate post-surgical discomfort.

2. Strength and Range of Motion Phase


Increase your range of motion (often abbreviated as ROM.)

Key Features:

  • ROM Assessment: Understanding your current movement range to tailor exercises.
  • Progressive Increase in ROM: Targeted 15-minute exercises performed three times a day, aiming for a full range of motion.

3. Functional Restoration Phase


Enable patients, especially those with long-term chronic pain, to return to full functionality.

Key Features:

  • Custom Exercise Plan: Personalized routines focusing on balance, coordination, and stability.
  • Return to Normalcy: Exercises and interventions that promote a return to regular daily activities.

Note: Recovery after surgery is a journey, and each phase of physiotherapy plays a crucial role in ensuring a holistic and complete healing process. Always consult with your physiotherapist for a plan tailored to your needs.

Physiotherapy Service

"I was suffering with lower back pain and luckily found this place in my vicinity. It is conveniently located and is super clean. They intake process was easy and quick . The staff is quite supportive and courteous . Dr. Anri did a detailed assessment and made sure that I recovered fully . The best thing is that they Directly Bill to the insurance which makes the experience more comfortable and reliable. I would highly recommend Jack Nathan Rehab Clinic for their highly professional services"

Dikshika Malhotra

I have been coming to Jack Nathan from the time they opened the doors. The staff are very knowledgeable and willing to assist however they can. The space is HUGE, bright and always so clean. Front desk staff are wonderful and always so friendly. The practitioners always make you feel like a priority and talk you through the treatment. I recommend this clinic!

Danielle Souray

One of the best rehab clinics I have been to. Large, clean, and spacious. No cramped rooms here. Dr. Anri is super knowledgeable and has really helped me with my shoulder pain. Dikshika at the front is a pleasure to deal with and makes sure my billing is always taken care of. 5 star clinic

Stephanie Mesic

I came to get my back fixed from Dr.Anri. His analysis and treatment both were accurate. Dikshika at the front helped me do the paperwork and billed my insurance directly . It was such a swift and easy process.

Nakisa Gilan nejad

Service and Quality are both effecient and timely.


Excellent service and guidance from both the receptionists and physiotherapist!

Hilary Morton

My massage with Katie was excellent! I left feeling relaxed with no tension in my muscles or joints. The therapist listened to everything I needed done and applied just the right amount of pressure when needed. I highly recommend this place for a good massage.

Lauren Stone

Final Thoughts on Post-Operative Physiotherapy

Custom Recovery at Jack Nathan Rehab

Customized Recovery Plan

Our dedicated team is equipped to create a recovery plan tailored specifically to your needs.

Educational Guidance

  • We provide crucial education on:
    • Effective ways of moving during recovery.
    • Proper use and benefits of assistive mobility devices, if required.

Aiming for Optimal Recovery

  • Reduce Recovery Time: Efficiently designed plans to get you back on your feet sooner.
  • Strength and Muscle Building: Focused routines to rebuild your strength and muscles post-operation.

Ready to embark on a post-op recovery journey?

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Post-operative physiotherapy FAQ:

What is postoperative physiotherapy?

Postoperative physiotherapy is physiotherapy after surgery. It consists of manual therapy, exercise programs, balance work and or gait training.

How long after surgery should you start physio?

It is recommended to start physio as soon as possible after surgery.

Why is physiotherapy needed after surgery?

Physiotherapy is needed after surgery to restore mobility, strength, and function. It also helps to ensure you return to normal activities by improving pain and swelling.

Does physical therapy help with pain after surgery?

Yes, physical therapy can help with pain after surgery.

How long is physiotherapy recovery?

The recovery time will depend upon the surgery received and the patient.

Does physio speed up recovery?

Yes, physio can speed up recovery by helping you regain mobility, restore function, and decrease pain and swelling.

How many times should you do physio?

If it is acute care, it is recommended to attend physiotherapy 2 to 3 times a week. If it is performance therapy, it is recommended once a week for maintenance.

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700 Centre St,
Thornhill, ON L4J 0A7

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8300 Highway 27
Vaughan, ON L4H 0R9

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5085 Mayfield Rd,
Brampton, ON L6R 3S9

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700 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert, AB T8N 7A5

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18521 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 2V9

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Jack Nathan Rehab helps patients prioritize their physical health to live better, healthier lives. Our team of healthcare practitioners are equipped with the necessary skills to address sports injuries, acute and chronic conditions, neck and back pain, and repetitive strain injuries. They also handle rehabilitation strength training, post-surgical rehabilitation, prenatal and postpartum care, among other services

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