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
Ligament and tendon repair
Nerve releases or relocations
Hip and/or Knee post-operative assessment and rehabilitation classes
Elite Sports Injury is pleased to offer rehabilitation classes for post hip and/or knee replacement surgery patients.
Elite Sports Injury Post-Op Hip and Knee Rehabilitation - Initial Assessment
Every patient will receive a 1-on-1 initial assessment with a physiotherapist or athletic therapist to evaluate the patient’s baseline findings, establish goals, and discuss the program expectations.
Elite Sports Injury Post-Op Hip and Knee Rehabilitation - Classes
Elite Sports Injury’s treatment and exercise group program is for individuals who have undergone a total hip and/or knee replacement. This program is offered to post-operative patients who are looking to continue their rehabilitation with a physiotherapist or athletic therapist in a safe and motivating environment.
Locations offering classes:
Main Floor, 2591 Portage Ave.
14-160 Meadowood Dr.
Unit 3 - 1480 Plessis Rd.
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:
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.
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.
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.