Your springboard to recovery from surgery starts with a good physio plan. Our skilled physiotherapists can help prepare you for surgery and speed up your recovery post-surgery to get you back to doing what you love.

Fighting fit pre & post-surgery

Having both a pre-surgery prehabilitation plan, and post-surgery rehabilitation plan can help improve your surgery experience.

Research states the fitter and stronger you are before surgery, the better the recovery rates afterwards. Why not use your surgery wait time to prepare yourself by following a tailormade physio program? Our physios can provide an assessment to determine if certain areas such as strength, balance or flexibility need improvement. Following surgery, our rehabilitation plans will return you to your previous levels of activity.

Physiosouth works with many leading New Zealand surgeons and will discuss your prehabilitation and rehabilitation plans with your surgeon to tailor a safe program specific to your needs.

We can help you prepare for these surgeries

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Hand/wrist/elbow fractures
  • Tendinopathies
  • Lower back surgery
  • Neck surgery
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Ankle/leg fractures
  • ACL/knee surgery


How we approach surgery

  • Assess your injury to determine if certain joints need mobilising (to improve joint movement), and what muscles need strengthening or stretching based on your upcoming surgery
  • Provide reassurance and an expert plan to increase your fitness levels, function and readiness for surgery
  • Develop a prehabilitation program pre-surgery, based on strength training, stability work, and increasing flexibility
  • Administer pain relief via hands-on treatments or acupuncture/dry needling (as needed)
  • Develop a rehabilitation plan post-surgery which involves a return to fitness program, goal setting and pain management
  • Discuss the rehab plan with your surgeon to ensure the program is tailored to your specific needs

Outcome of treatment

As a client you can expect professional care from the Physiosouth team, clear prehabilitation and rehabilitation plans pre and post-surgery and better health outcomes. You will be stronger and fitter at the time of your surgery, while afterwards your recovery time will be reduced. Following a carefully thought out physio program will keep you and your surgeon happy and get you back to enjoying all that life offers.

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