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Physiotherapy after surgery

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Kirchhoff Fysio helps you recover fully after surgery.

After a surgery on the musculoskeletal system, rehabilitation under the guidance of physiotherapy is necessary. Think about surgeries on joints, the spine, after traumas, prostheses, etc. If you have a specialist or general practitioner referral, your health insurance will reimburse specialist physiotherapy rehabilitation.

After a surgery, your body is temporarily unable to cope with normal strain, and you may be restricted in your daily activities, work and sport. Each type of surgery has its own specific protocols that apply to rehabilitation – how do we ease back into our daily activities, and what is the right way to do this? These protocols differ per hospital or clinic.

Kirchhoff Fysio’s approach to rehabilitation

At Kirchhoff Fysio, we follow all the standard post-operative protocols and guidelines. Additionally, we supplement the rehabilitation with our own Kirchhoff Fysio method and thus offer total rehabilitation with a full recovery of daily functioning, work and sports. The rehabilitation is tailored to each person’s individual situation, and we strive for optimal functioning for all age groups.

The treatment

Rehabilitation after surgery

There is often pain, swelling, stitches, or you may have to use crutches or a walker in the early stages after surgery. A cast or an immobilisation brace is also common. Each surgery and subsequent rehabilitation is different, and that is why rehabilitation after surgery always requires a personalised treatment plan.

How do we do this?

We tailor post-operative rehabilitation to your home situation and according to suitable activities aimed at achieving your personal goals – not everyone wants to run a marathon or climb Mount Everest. Your personal goal is vital for every step in the rehabilitation process. Together, we will look at how realistic your goal is and how we can best achieve it step by step. Your long-term recovery is always the most important aspect!

Our physiotherapeutic treatment for your recovery

Daily activities could cause limitations when returning home after an surgery. Difficulty with climbing stairs, getting up, walking, using aids or getting in and out of bed. We will guide you in practising these activities safely. In addition, we also provide physiotherapy treatment to promote the recovery of scars, muscles and joints. You can avoid delaying your recovery by letting us guide you immediately after your surgery.

Rehabilitation after surgery – the goal 

The goal of rehabilitation after surgery is to steadily increase your daily activities to 100%. This may include activities such as work, sports and hobbies. The rehabilitation content depends on the surgery, recovery progress, and your personal goals.

Rehabilitation in Gezondheidscentrum (Health Centre) Prevafit Volendam

In our Kirchhoff Fysio branch, Gezondheidscentrum Prevafit Volendam we have the unique David medical rehabilitation equipment for all joints. The David equipment consists of medical devices for the neck, back, shoulder, hip and knee.

This equipment enables us to conduct extensive testing and evaluations to determine an effective treatment strategy. In doing so, we can offer people suffering from orthopaedic complaints the most efficient rehabilitation, even in the early stages after surgery.

With the help of the David equipment, we guide you to an even higher level during your rehabilitation. We often start this part of the rehabilitation as early as six weeks after your surgery.

Onderstaand een korte opsomming van fysiotherapie na operatie:

  • Hernia surgery
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Luxation or subluxation
  • Back or joint fixation
  • Post-fracture surgery (e.g. placement of plates and screws)
  • Removal of plates or screws
  • New knee replacement
  • New hip prosthesis
  • New shoulder prosthesis
  • 3D-prosthesis
  • Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • After a barbotage treatment
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Intervention in case of spinal stenosis
  • Keyhole surgery (arthroscopy)
  • Tendon or muscle tear
  • Cast period after a muscle tears
  • Cast period after a fracture
  • (Bow) leg correction
  • Hallux valgus correction
  • Patella correction
  • Etc…..

Is your intended surgery not listed here? There is a good chance that we can help you! Don’t hesitate to contact us so we can discuss your rehabilitation with you.

Physiotherapy after surgery – what kind of health insurance do I have?

Post-operative physiotherapy is chronic for 12 months and is partly covered by your basic health insurance coverage, and a compulsory excess applies. You need a referral from a doctor for this. Your supplementary health insurance covers the first 20 treatments.  

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