Pre-hab is encouraged for many patients waiting for orthopaedic surgeries. Maximizing pre-operative mobility and strength improves post-operative outcomes. Often patients can be assessed, and provided with a pre-operative home exercise program.
Post-operative rehabilitation programs focus on education, pain management, range of motion return, weight bearing and ambulatory aid progression, gait retraining, strength and functional activity progression. Regular communication is encouraged between the treating physiotherapist and surgeon.