Facing shoulder surgery can be daunting, but with the right information and guidance, your journey towards full recovery can be smoother.
At North West Physio Lutwyche, we provide comprehensive pre and post-surgical rehabilitation to ensure the most effective shoulder surgery recovery possible.
Understanding Shoulder Surgery Recovery
Shoulder surgery recovery varies depending on the type of procedure performed. Some common surgeries we encounter include:
- shoulder arthroscopies with a recovery time of 6-12 weeks
- labral repairs
- shoulder replacements both needing 6-12 months
Regardless of the type, early and tailored rehabilitation is key to a successful recovery.
The Importance of Pre-Surgery Preparation
A well-prepared patient is on the fast track to successful shoulder surgery recovery. We recommend seeking a physiotherapist like our expert shoulder recovery physio, Vince for an in-depth assessment. This process equips you with the necessary education about pre-rehab, post-surgical management, and what to expect during your recovery.
Tailored Rehab Programs: Your Roadmap to Recovery
At North West Physio Lutwyche, we believe in a personalised approach to shoulder surgery recovery. A tailored rehabilitation program helps you recover faster and achieve your specific recovery goals. These plans offer significant advantages over generic ones, catering to your unique needs and abilities.
Key Components of Effective Rehab
Our rehab programs are structured around several key components:
- Early rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Phased progression
- A focus on your personal recovery goals.
These programs are constantly reviewed and modified to ensure they are both effective and safe – that’s how we provide a personalised, hands-on approach.
Our Hands-On Approach to Recovery
When you walk into your first appointment, we sit down with you to understand more about your condition and walk you through setting realistic goals and expectations. Understanding that natural healing time is crucial helps patients stay committed to their rehab program. Our team provides honest, educational guidance from the start, ensuring you’re well-informed about your recovery process.
After understanding more about you and your recovery goals, our team employs a manual therapy approach. We implement different techniques such as massages and trigger point release, to aid pain management and restore muscle length. When necessary, joint mobilisation techniques are also used.
This hands-on approach is designed to provide optimal shoulder surgery recovery.
Pain Management Post-Surgery
Pain management plays a crucial role in recovery. We educate our patients about the importance of balancing their activities, using prescribed medications, and employing ice and heat therapy.
Facing Surgery: Advice for the Anxious
Anxiety about surgery is normal. Our advice? Ask questions and seek to be fully informed about what is involved. With the right team supporting you, most surgical procedures can be successful.
Take the Next Step Towards Successful Recovery
If you or a loved one are preparing for or recovering from shoulder surgery, North West Physio Lutwyche is here to help.
With our personalised recovery programs, we’re committed to helping you make a speedy and safe shoulder surgery recovery.
To book an appointment and start your journey to recovery, click here. Your health is our priority!