Talk to any orthopaedic surgeon and they will tell you that given a technically sound surgical procedure, pre-operative and post-operative physiotherapy is critical to achieving an excellent outcome.
For ACL tears, medical studies have demonstrated the benefit of a pre-surgical rehabilitation program, where control of swelling and appropriate quadriceps strength are good predictors of who does well after surgery.
Post-operatively, ACL reconstruction surgery patients benefit from three distinct phases. In phase I, restoring range of motion and minimizing swelling is key. Phase II focuses on core and thigh strengthening, while phase III prepares the patient to return to high level sports, work, and activities of daily living by focusing on task-specific objectives, agility, and advanced maneuvers.
Several randomized trials have also supported the use of home physiotherapy where equivalent outcomes were achieved as compared to traditional in clinic-based programs.
In 2016, patient-centred care is about convenience, empowerment, and optimizing the road to recovery. At Therapia, we believe that this pathway starts with your home physiotherapist who can personalize your treatment in the context of your environment, in the windows of opportunity your schedule allows, and at a price that you deem is appropriate.
Therapia strives to restore your quality of life after surgery ……let’s get started!
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