Post-Surgery Rehabilitation | ACL, Knee, Ankle & More | City Physio MLC

Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

Often the hard work begins after the surgery! Our physiotherapists all have extensive orthopaedic backgrounds and are well versed in a large number of post-op protocols and rehabilitation programs.

Rehabilitation programs we do frequently include

ACL repair:

Often the hard work begins after the surgery! Our physiotherapists all have extensive orthopaedic backgrounds and are well versed in post operative rehab programs for ACL repairs and work closely with many orthopaedic surgeons in the Sydney area. Rehab evidence changes frequently and the physios at City Physio make a conscious effort to regularly attend orthopaedic conferences and read all the latest publications to ensure that their treatments are cutting edge and based on the most recent and best quality evidence available.

ALC rehabilitation is very structured to ensure protection of the graft in the early stages, strengthening of the knee, hip and core and a graduated return to sports specific rehab. On average, this protocol is 6-9 months long. At City Physio we specialise in tailoring your rehab program to meet your specific needs, goals and fit into your busy schedule! Our physiotherapists pride themselves on prescribing intensive and injury/ sports specific programs at a variety of intensities and levels using both equipment and body weight to fit into your routine. Our experienced therapists will guide you through your recovery from initial assessment to full recovery, return to sport or reaching personal fitness goals!

Knee and ankle arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a key hole surgery of the knee that can be used to clean up or remove damaged structures and smooth surfaces. The surgery itself is usually only a day procedure but Often the hard work begins after the surgery! Our physiotherapists all have extensive orthopaedic backgrounds and are well versed in post operative rehab programs for all knee arthroscopic surgeries and work closely with many orthopaedic surgeons in the Sydney area. Rehab evidence changes frequently and the physios at City Physio make a conscious effort to regularly attend orthopaedic conferences and read all the latest publications to ensure that their treatments are cutting edge and based on the most recent and best quality evidence available.

Your physiotherapist will do a full subjective and objective assessment of your leg considering a wide range of factors including the specific recommendations from your surgeon, strength and balance of the muscles surrounding the hip and knee, sporting goals, motor control, core stability and biomechanical analysis. They will also liaise with your surgeon frequently throughout your rehab process!
Spinal surgeries (laminectomy, fusions and discectomy)

Rotator cuff repair
Fracture pin and plates