Physical Therapy is an essential component of preparing you for surgery and aiding your recovery post- surgery. We are expert in providing preoperative programmes in strengthening and can educate you when necessary on the use of assistive devices that might be required post operatively.
In Dublin Sports Injury Clinic we help with alleviating your pain, increasing strength and re-establishing movement following surgery. We can assist patients to achieve their maximum fitness through direct hands on treatment and carefully worked out exercise programmes tailored to the individual and the injury.
The time to recovery following surgery will depend on a number of factors, although age and pre-operative conditioning levels are important indicators, the type of surgery can have a massive influence too. For example an ACL reconstruction patient may take at least 9 months to fully rehabilitate back to full function versus a minor arthroscopy to repair knee cartilage which usually sees a return to normal function within 6-8 weeks.