Years often pass before the date of musculoskeletal surgery, and there is a clear expectation that recovery from surgery should not take that long. The goal of the preoperative therapy programme is to support the success of the procedure by preparing the patient in terms of muscle strength and endurance. This makes it easier to overcome obstacles in the initial period after surgery, whether it is relearning movements, using assistive devices, or physiotherapeutic exercises. Another goal is to relieve years of pain, reduce the need for medication, and correct contractures and curvatures that prevent normal movement. As a result of the pain, the affected joint is increasingly spared and deprived of its function, but this leads to a steady decrease in muscle strength, decreased oxygen supply to the tissues, and shrinkage of the muscles, ligaments, and capsules around the joints. To achieve the best functional outcome for this joint, it is necessary to begin training and preparing for a return to normal function prior to surgery.
To achieve this, we use active-passive methods to specifically treat the joint restrictions that have arisen, an important element of which is physiotherapy. By building muscle strength, it is also possible to improve the stabilising function of the muscles around the joints. Physiotherapy (ultrasound, interference, diadynamic therapy) can be used to relieve pain. Treatment with weight baths allows stretching under water, which improves the relief and metabolic functions of the hip joint and small joints and discs of the spine. A mud pack is good for blood circulation in the tissues.
The main treatment elements of the programme are:
This therapy programme can take the form of 5-10-15-20 treatments, which are recommended and designed individually for you by our specialist.
All our treatment programmes include an initial specialist examination, and packages of 10-15-20 treatments include a final specialist examination.