How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support people pre- and post-operatively in rehabilitation

Our team of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, supporting clients in maximising the speed and quality of their recovery post operatively for a vast range of procedures. Our versatile team of therapists are able to support clients both immediately post-surgery and during their initial stages of rehabilitation, as well as longer term, in later stages of rehabilitation and when returning to normal life/sport/work. Our experienced team of professionals can guide clients through their rehabilitation, provide education and empowerment, and tailor rehabilitation to the specific activities that clients might like to return to.

How the Thriving Lives Co. team can help with pre- and post-operative rehabilitation

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the services we provide, which include but are not limited to:

  • Education and advice for self-management regarding:
    • Activity modification
    • Injury prevention
    • Symptom management
  • Manual therapy such as massage, joint mobilisation, and dry needling
  • Motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Prescription of assistive technology such as mobility aids, braces, splints, slings, and orthotics
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to assist clients in managing their injuries long term
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services
  • Taping (postural and supportive)

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for pre- and post-operative rehabilitation

Pre-operative rehabilitation otherwise known as prehabilitation has also been found to improve the recovery process via maintenance of function and strength in preparation for surgery and the post-operative rehabilitation process.

Allied health input prior to and post-surgery can be beneficial in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Improved cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Managing inflammation and pain
  • Managing mood and mental health
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced risk of post-surgical complications (i.e., blood clots, impaired motor control)
  • Regaining mobility, balance, and proprioception
  • Regaining strength, power, and endurance
  • Improved capacity to complete activities of daily living and various occupations

Common surgeries the Thriving Lives Co. team can help with pre and post-operatively

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Ankle and foot surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder replacement – reverse or anatomical
  • Shoulder rotator cuff repair
  • Spinal discectomy and decompression
  • Spinal fusion surgery

Referral Pathways

Our therapists can help guide clients through their specific situations pre and post operatively and provide individually tailored care to maximise to facilitate a timely and effective return to meaningful life and activities.

Individuals can receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Individuals can receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Through these compensable schemes, allied health professionals are able to support individuals to improve their functional capacity and participation in activities at home, school, work, and in the community.