Post-op treatment

As we get older so do our joints, most commonly our hips and our knees. You may have elected to have a knee replacement or a hip replacement or you may have needed surgery following a fall, broken bones or wear and tear.

Once discharged from hospital, it can be several weeks before an NHS physiotherapist can visit you. We’ve seen that in most cases this can be too long to wait before beginning treatment. You may become less active during this waiting period for fear of hurting yourself again, leading to pressure sores or chest infection if you have been unable to move from your bed or a chair over time. Your mobility and confidence can be affected.

Help is at hand

At Fairhand Visiting Physiotherapists, we set realistic expectations and your safety is our first priority so we will never push you past your current recovery stage until you are safe and ready. Recovery from surgery has its own time frame but that doesn’t mean measures cannot be made to keep supporting the process.

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Your Fairhand physio will:

  • Get you doing exercises that can build strength and improve your mobility, keeping you active for longer
  • Teach you the correct movements so that you heal safely and do not overcompensate which can lead to limping
  • Get you the best mobility equipment suited to your individual needs
  • Listen to what’s important to you and what you want to be able to achieve, such as returning to your favourite hobbies or driving
  • Give you practical advice including the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of recovery

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Case Study- osteoporosis

Name Mrs B Age 79 Location Croydon When we first met Mrs B, she’d just been discharged from hospital following a hip replacement. This injury was a result of falling in her home. This was not the first time, Mrs B had a history of falls and had previously fractured...

Accreditation

Each of our physiotherapists is DBS checked, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy & HCPC registered

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the
professional, educational and trade union body
for the UK’s 50,000 chartered physiotherapists,
physiotherapy students and associates

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