Minimising the impact of deferred elective surgery & the role Physiotherapy can play
As many of you may be aware, due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia, the Federal Government has put a blanket halt on all elective surgery until further notice. For many Australians, this may create doubt, uncertainty and frustration around your injury and relieving your pain.
For many of us, the idea of surgery means an instant fix, and reduction in the aches and pains we have been battling. We wish this was the case, however it is imperative that rehabilitation is done to ensure restoration of full range of motion, muscular strength and readying you for the requirements of your day to day living.
We here at Physioactive are here to help. Whether it be a joint replacement or a muscular/tendon repair surgery, seeking out a physiotherapist or one of numerous allied health clinicians in the meantime can certainly benefit you. Numerous research articles highlight the positive effect that pre-operative treatment has on not only pain reduction, but improvements in muscle strength and functional quality of life.
By engaging with one of our physiotherapists pre-operatively, we can maximise the use of this time to increase range of motion, improve muscle strength and plan your return to improved daily function. Thus, making the work post-operatively easier, as these essential components of day-to-day function will be well in advance.
If you are awaiting elective surgery and are keen to get going on pre-operative rehabilitation, please do not hesitate to call us on 3281 8876, or via email at Ipswich@physioactive.com.au