If surgery is recommended (ie. Shoulder repair, back surgery) it is often advisable to strengthen the muscles around the joint before the date of surgery. This will speed up the recovery time after surgery.
In addition, physiotherapy treatments are often provided after the surgery in order to help decrease stiffness and pain and assist in returning the individual to complete independence and a more active lifestyle. Acupuncture is also of great benefit in many of these situations, to help control pain post-surgery.
At Queen West Physiotherapy & Acupuncture, our therapists work with many Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Brampton or the Greater Toronto Area.