Post Op Rehab


What Does Post Op Rehab Involve?

Physiotherapy plays a key role in helping patients overcoming numerous types of surgical procedures.

During the acute phase we will help reduce the risk of post-operative complications. Our physiotherapist will highlight the key signs of post-operative infections, as well as prescribe exercises so as to reduce the risk of blood clots. They will also educate patients on the post-operative precautions/restrictions associated with their specific procedure. Clarification will be given on post-operative weight bearing status, as well as offer instructions on how to use assistive devices such as crutches. 

During the later phases of post-operative rehabilitation, we aim to return patients to their prior level of function, including successful return to work, recreational activities and competitive sport.

About Activate

Why Choose Us?

 Here at Activate Physiotherapy we are ideally placed to help patients recover from a range of surgeries. Our physiotherapists have a wealth of experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation and elite sport. Access to strength and conditioning coaches and their expertise in nutrition and sport-specific training means that we are able to provide a holistic approach to end-stage rehabilitation and facilitate a successful return to play.

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Client Testimonials

SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.

Carlo Del Fava

BBC Sport, Former Italian International

After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.

Lucas Longman

Heaton Harriers

Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!

John Trembley

USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!

Barry Murphy

2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist

I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!

Ryk Neethling

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder

SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.

Euan Murray

Former Scotland International