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Whether you are preparing for orthopaedic surgery or recovery from one, GymTherapy is here to help you recover, rehabilitate, and achieve your health and performance goals.


Pre and post-operative rehabilitation is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that focuses on preparing patients for surgery and aiding in their recovery afterward. It is a crucial part of the surgical process that aims to optimise physical health, reduce complications, and improve postoperative outcomes. This type of rehabilitation involves a combination of manual therapy and mobilisations, exercise-based therapy, education, and an individualised rehabilitation program to optimise your recovery and get you back to function, health, and performance. 

Pre and post-operative rehabilitation


Our pre and post-operative rehabilitation services encompass a comprehensive range of therapies and support, including:

1. In-Depth Assessment & Goal Setting

A thorough assessment to determine your pre-operative baseline and post-operative strength and function allows for appropriate goal-setting for the stages of rehabilitation


2. Manual Therapy, Scar Management & Soft Tissue Techniques

A variety of techniques may be used to reduce initial pain, optimise scar healing, and target specific goals such as increasing joint range of motion and muscle extensibility. Learn more about ​our Treatment & Therapy


3. Individual Rehabilitation Program

A tailored rehabilitation program is then implemented to target areas of weakness and address deficits. Key objective criteria is established to ensure appropriate progression through the rehabilitation stages.

4. Re-assessments & Treatment

Following your initial consultation, a plan is developed in collaboration with you including re-assessment follow-up consultations and appropriate treatment to continue your rehabilitation journey.

5. Support & Guidance

Throughout the process, continuous support and guidance is provided to ensure you achieve your health and performance goals. We educate you throughout your rehabilitation journey on injury prevention strategies to minimise the risk of future injury and optimise performance.


Pre and post-operative rehabilitation is suitable for individuals who are:

  • Scheduled for orthopaedic surgery, such as joint replacement or ligament repairs

  • People recovering from orthopaedic surgery

  • Looking to optimise their surgical outcomes and enhance recovery

  • Managing musculoskeletal orthopaedic conditions that may require surgery

Choosing pre and post-operative rehabilitation at GymTherapy means you will benefit from:

  • Improved surgical outcomes and faster recovery

  • Reduced pain and discomfort

  • Restored mobility, strength, and function

  • Enhanced understanding of your condition and surgery

  • Personalised care and support

  • Expert guidance throughout your rehabilitation journey


We provide rehabilitation for a variety of orthopaedic conditions and surgeries, including but not limited to:

  • Total Joint Replacement: A surgical procedure in which parts of a damaged joint are removed and replaced with metal, plastic or ceramic prosthesis. Common sites include the hip, knee, shoulder, and wrist. 

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction: This may be suitable for those who have ruptured their ACL and involves using a donor site (either hamstring tendon or patella tendon/bone) to reconstruct the ACL. 

  • Joint Arthroscopy: An examination of the inside of a joint. This may involve debridement (removal) and repair of damaged structures. Common sites include the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder.

  • Shoulder Stabilisation: This surgery aims to repair damaged structures as a result of dislocation/subluxation injury such as the labrum. 

  • Tendon Repair: A surgical procedure in which damaged or ruptured tendons are repaired. Common sites include the Achilles, flexor tendon of the hand and rotator cuff. 

  • Superior Labral Repair: Repair of the superior labrum of the shoulder.

  • Hernia Repair: A type of surgery to repair the area of the abdomen where tissue protrudes through the groin region. Can be repaired either through open or laparoscopic surgery.

  • Fracture Repair (ORIF): A type of surgery used to repair and stabilise a broken bone through the use of plates, screws, and/or an intramedullary (IM) rod. 

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction: A type of reconstruction surgery where the ligaments of the ankle (commonly the lateral ankle complex or the syndesmosis) are surgically repaired to restore stability to the joint.


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