Pre-operative rehabilitation

Physiotherapist specialised in Pre-operative rehabilitation in London offering Physiotherapy before surgery at home in London or in our physio practice in Monument, Belgravia, and Clapham. Physiotherapist AXA, Bupa, Cigna, WPA, and Allianz recognized.

Pre-operative rehabilitation in London, the secret to rapid and sustainable recovery!

pre surgical physio rehabilitation LondonAre you facing an upcoming surgical procedure? If so, you probably have a long list of things to do and prepare before your operation. But one important item to add to this list is to schedule a consultation with a physiotherapist.

Many people believe that physiotherapy is only necessary after their operation. While physiotherapy is certainly essential after most surgeries, it should also be considered before each operation as it has significant benefits for the success of the operation and post-operative rehabilitation, notably leading to a much faster recovery than without pre-operative rehabilitation.

How does pre-operative rehabilitation with your London Physiotherapist work? Rehabilitation before Surgery

When you know you are going to undergo surgery, your physiotherapist will assess the area to be operated on to determine your muscle strength, the range of motion of your joint, and if there is any weakness around the area to be operated on (other than the pathology itself).

This assessment will enable your London physiotherapist to prepare an effective and pain-free pre operative physiotherapy treatment plan tailored to the type of operation you will undergo. Rehabilitation before surgery mainly consists of stretching, mobilisation, and muscle strengthening in anticipation of muscle loss due to post-operative immobilisation.

Strengthening your muscles, stretching your muscles and joints will release any tension or restrictions in the joints and provide your muscles with sufficient tone, and especially increase the muscle mass of the operated area which will be immobilised.

This rehabilitation before surgery can be done at home with our physiotherapist offering home visits in London.

Note: A immobilised muscle loses between 5 and 10% of its muscle mass in 1 week. Hence, some difficulties in resuming movement postoperatively.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Pre-operative physiotherapy Rehabilitation in London before Surgery at our practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4.

Our pre-operative physiotherapists specialist can treat you at:

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our 2 clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham (Clapham Common and Clapham South)

Our clinics are located within walking distance of the main Central London stations and are easy to reach from anywhere in London. If you cannot find a suitable appointment in your clinic of preference, you can choose any of the others as our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes travel from each other.

Home Visit Back Pain Physiotherapy in London. Pre-Operative Rehabilitation at Home in London

In the event that the pain is too important and that you have difficulty coming to one of our physio practices in London, we also offer home visit pre-operative physiotherapy where one of our physio will come and do your pre-operative rehabilitation from the comfort of your home in London.

Pre-operative Physiotherapist covered by Health Insurances and BUPA, AXA Cigna registered

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For practice and home visit pre-operative physiotherapy, call: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765 Or Book online

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Pre Operative physiotherapy rehabilitation in London. Why should I do a pre operative rehabilitation even for 1 or 2 sessions?

What are the benefits of pre-surgical rehabilitation?

Preoperative rehabilitation with a physiotherapist helps an individual to prepare physically and mentally for a surgical procedure. There are several significant benefits such as:

  • Pre-operative rehabilitation in London for Faster recovery

Learning the exercises you will need to do before surgery primes your muscles in advance. This will make post-surgical rehabilitation easier and more effective, reducing your postoperative rehabilitation time.

  • Pre-surgical rehabilitation in London for Faster return to activities

Working and increasing muscle mass with your London physiotherapist before the operation will allow you to recover your strength more quickly.

  • Pre-operative rehabilitation for Fewer complications

The weaker and more fragile a person is, the more likely they are to experience complications after surgery. Pre-rehabilitation with a physio helps to increase strength and thus avoid these complications.

  • Pre-surgical rehabilitation in London for Less anxiety

Patients who have undergone some form of pre-rehabilitation are often less prone to anxiety or stress before surgery. Starting a physical activity process that improves strength, endurance, and flexibility with your physio can improve overall confidence in the success of the procedure.

  • Pre-operative rehabilitation in London for Minimising post-surgical pain

For many people, pain can be a major concern in the weeks following their surgery. Pain can restrict their work, decrease their ability to manage postoperative physiotherapy, disrupt their sleep, and even make it difficult to manage their environment safely.

We have found that many patients report better control of their post-surgical pain if they have participated in physical therapy for at least one or two sessions before surgery.

  • Pre-operative rehabilitation in London for Reducing the amount of care you will need after your operation

Research shows that “preparing” for your surgical procedure with a physiotherapist before undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty can significantly reduce the amount of professional care you will need postoperatively.

For example, the American Physical Therapy Association refers to a 2014 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery which showed that just one or two preoperative physiotherapy sessions reduced the use of post-acute care services by nearly 30%.

Overall, pre-operative therapy ensures faster recovery and better surgical outcomes!

Where to do pre-operative rehabilitation with a physiotherapist in London?

Excellence Physiotherapy offers pre or post-operative rehabilitation in the comfort of your home in Londonthrough our home visit physiotherapy service for those who cannot or do not wish to go to one of our physiotherapy clinics. For those who can travel, our physios consult in Clapham, Monument, and Belgravia.

In conclusion, preoperative rehabilitation with a physiotherapist is a crucial step in preparing for a surgical procedure. By strengthening the body, improving physical condition, and reducing the risk of postoperative complications, it offers many significant benefits to patients. Through a proactive approach focused on physical and mental preparation, preoperative rehabilitation facilitates faster recovery, a quicker return to daily activities, and a reduction in the anxiety associated with surgery. Additionally, it can help minimize post-surgical pain and reduce the need for professional care after the operation. Ultimately, investing in preoperative rehabilitation not only improves surgical outcomes but also the overall quality of life of patients, offering them the best chances of success and optimal recovery.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.