Post-Surgery Rehab

How To Get Back To Full Fitness After Surgery

We helped Powerlifting champ Sabrina get back to squatting after ankle surgery

The road back to full fitness following surgery can be a frustrating one and getting your rehab right is essential for a full and speedy recovery.

One of the main problems with standard post-surgery rehab is that it doesn’t take you through the full rehab cycle.

It’s common after post-surgery rehab to be part of the way back to full fitness but still be experiencing a limited range of motion, lack of strength and pain performing certain movements.

This is where we come in…

About Us

post injury rehab specialists
We bridge the gap between physio and full fitness

As movement specialists we bridge the gap between Physio and full fitness with our scientific and personal approach.

Our research-driven process is specifically designed to help you get your movement back in as short a time as possible.

Our approach uses a unique combination of coaching, skill development, pain science and fatigue management to help you re-learn old movements, learn new movements, get you away from pain and build confidence moving.

Our Approach

Task-driven movement can be a great strategy for injury rehab
Sometimes distraction is useful to help find joint positions that are being over protected by the brain and nervous system

Getting your range movement back following surgery requires a person-centered approach and we use the Biopsychosocial model of pain when helping you get back to moving pain-free.

The BSP model is a research-driven approach that considers the biological, psychological and sociologial factors that can affect your pain-output, ie. every factor that could be influential towards your pain experience.

In other words we take into account you as a PERSON as well as the potential for structure, biomechanics and tissue condition to influence the pain output.

How It Works

Lower Back Rehab
We typically work with you for 6-12 weeks, teaching your body how to move better!

We will typically work with you for 6-12 weeks, providing you with a progressive and structured movement program that follows and builds on your current rehab exercises.

If you currently have a physio we will also work alongside them to ensure you’re doing everything required to maximise your recovery.

We will help you:

  • Understand your movement problems and how to get around them
  • Improve range of motion
  • Increase strength
  • Discover which exercises to do for rehab and which activities to avoid
  • Give you increased confidence with movement
  • Put a plan together to get back to full fitness

After working with us you’ll have learned exactly how your body moves, regained lost movement or learned new ways of moving and perhaps most importantly regained confidence when moving.

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    L5/S1 Fracture (Lower Back)

    jo“After 5 months off due to a fractured L5/S1 I sought Petes help for some form of help/rehabilitation training. Had a 90-minute session with Pete today and he had me walking pain free by the end of the session. This has NOT happened in 5 months and I’m elated and very impressed. He was very knowledgeable and even took the time to explain the technicalities to my PT and in simpler terms for me.”

    – Joanna Murphy

    Post-Hip Surgery Rehabilitation

    “Fantastic bespoke rehabilitation sessions post hip operation for arthritis. I have gone from believing I would never be able to ride my horse again without significant pain to real optimism that I WILL be able to ride pain free again! I can’t tell you how amazing that feels. Thanks so much Pete!”

    – Fiona Lewis

    Ankle Injury Rehabilitation

    Ankle rehabilitation exercises with Physio KatieI started seeing Pete after sustaining ankle ligament damage when playing rugby.

    Working on increasing ankle range of movement, foot movement mechanics and stability combined with some additional hip work my ankle has improved significantly and I have returned to playing rugby thanks to Pete’s help.”

    – Katie Davies, Physiotherapist

    Groin Injury Rehabilitation

    Improving thoracic spine ROM in a step“I’ve had a history of groin and hip flexor injuries and tried many different rehab strategies, with limited success.

    Amongst other things, Pete designed a warm-up routine that targets the area of my previous injuries and have kept me injury free through a pretty tough training year (which seems like a fair trade).”

    – Gareth Revell, Touch Player & Coach (Cardiff Raptors & Wales)

    Pain-Free Squatting

    Pain-Free Squatting“I have started working with Pete following a physio referral for a list of mobility issues that have led to difficulty performing pain free squats and lunges in particular.

    After just a couple of sessions with Pete, he has assessed my movement and identified what causes the pain and I have been able to perform a weighted bar squat pain free for the first time in years!”

    – Kayleigh Rosewell