Recovering from surgery

Whether you have already seen a surgeon and had an operation or are contemplating whether surgery is for you, we can help.

Pre Orthopaedic surgery

We aim to start treatment early to prepare you for surgery. We will work with you on exercises to maximise the muscle strength, length and joint range of movement, to reduce the risk of further damage pre-operatively and to enhance results post-operatively. We will also help you to understand the orthopaedic procedure and what to expect, so you are able to gain the best possible outcome after surgery.

Post Orthopaedic surgery

Most people have orthopaedic surgery to reduce pain or improve their functional ability. Our aim is to work with you to enhance the body’s own natural healing process, to both relieve pain and restore movement and function.  We work in cooperation with local consultants and GPs to ensure that you receive the best treatment and advice in order to help you return to normal fitness as soon as possible.

How physiotherapy will help you post-surgery

  • Pain management
  • Functional rehabilitation and relief of stiffness
  • Prescription of supports, splints and appliances
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Specific exercise prescription
  • Restoration of muscular strength

What SURGEONS say about us

“Kate has seen and treated many of my patients over the years. They have all reported great results. I have always admired her evidence based approach to patient care. I will continue to make appropriate referrals to her in the future. She has worked very hard to establish a clinic in Cirencester and I would like to wish her continued success in her new venture in Swindon.”

Harminder S Gosal,  Consultant Orthopaedic & Knee Surgeon Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham
“As a local Orthopaedic Surgeon, I have come to recognise Kate’s abilities through my patients. Sometimes reports from patients about their experiences of physiotherapy are not exactly glowing and the outcomes are a bit hit and miss. However, patients of mine who have seen Kate have been completely transformed by her work! I will definitely be sending her more in the future.”

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