Inpatient and Outpatient Management

Physiotherapists are expertly skilled in both inpatient and outpatient management of pre- and post-operative rehabilitation to ensure a safe return to activities of daily life, recreational activity, sports and work. Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapists will work with your surgical team and surgical protocol to get your plan underway.

Total joint replacements

Spinal surgery


Ligament and tendon repair

Fixation rehabilitation

Nerve releases or relocations

Joint fusions


What to Expect from Post-operative Rehabilitation

After an operation, a patient has two main goals: 1) to avoid potential complications, and 2) to get back to pain-free living as quickly as possible. Physiotherapists help patients reach their goals by creating individualized rehab plans. These plans often include:

Education (including gait re-education, guidance for self-management techniques and recovery timeframes, etc).
Pain management
Modalities (ie: ultrasound, tens, etc).
Manual therapy (including joint mobilizations and soft tissue work).
Exercise (including range of motion, strength, balance, cardiovascular, posture, etc).
Personalized home exercise program.

These individualized plans are, typically, put into action the day after a surgical procedure takes place and continue once a patient returns home. (The length of physiotherapy rehab will vary from patient to patient.)

In general, a patient will get from a physiotherapy rehab program what he or she puts into it.

The Importance of Pre-operative Rehabilitation

Pre-operative rehabilitation is not always suggested but we ALWAYS recommend it to ensure a surgical procedure has the best possible outcome.

A key benefit of a pre-operative rehab program is it not only strengthens muscles, but it can reduce the recovery time post operation. Additionally, pre-operative rehabilitation program improves balance, reduces the risk of falls, encourages weight loss/reduces strain on joints, improves fitness, and gets a patient comfortable with the exercises he or she will be performing during the post-op rehab phase of recovery.

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If you have any questions about our Pre or post operative rehabilitation services, please contact us today to learn more.

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Recovery for all levels

Elite specializes in injury recovery for all sports and levels of athlete. Our team facilitates rapid access to complete recovery. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam when return to full function is critical. We immediately address acute swelling, pain and compensatory issues and initiate a home program to maintain strength and motion.

Your Part

In order to ensure a successful treatment and speed recovery, you need to be fully committed to your treatment plan. Your time in the clinic is only part of the process. The exercises and perhaps changes in your own behavior are a crucial part of your plan. We know how your body works; we may identify an underlying weakness, poor posture, work habits, or other factors that contribute to the problem.