We are also able to help you with your post-operative recovery from a variety of surgeries. Our physiotherapists can provide you with a detailed assessment and treatments to help you recover and return to functioning at your best.
Recovering from an abdominal surgery? Hernia repair? C-section? Hysterectomy? The scar tissue that can result from incisions with these types of abdominal surgeries can lead to muscle scaring, possible nerve entrapment that can impair muscle function and potentially cause pain. Four to six weeks after your abdominal surgery, with medical clearance from your surgeon or physician, you can come in for an assessment to determine how your scar is healing (Is it tight? Painful? Healing well?), as well as to learn specific exercises to help you retrain your core and regain strength. Sometimes, when there is scar tissue and/or pain in and around muscles, it can lead to something known as “inhibition” where the nervous system down-regulates input to those muscles/areas of skin in order to try and protect the body from pain. In many cases, people can recover on their own without any intervention, however there are cases where this dysfunction persists. You can be proactive in your recovery by seeking information from a skilled physiotherapist.