You’ve had surgery…now onto rehab to make sure you get the best possible results!


You have probably been less active since your initial injury or since your symptoms started. When muscles are not used, they become weak and make your daily activities increasingly difficult. Having surgery will correct part of the problem, but you will need a regular exercise program to strengthen and stretch your muscles. Being stronger and more mobile going into surgery makes your recovery smoother.  As well, it’s nice to know your exercise protocol ahead of time so you can get started as soon as it’s safe to do so.


Before you leave the hospital, talk with your surgeon about any precautions you may have after surgery and when you can start physio. You may be given some written materials with this information as well.  It is always helpful to bring this information with you to your physio assessment.

Your physiotherapist will make sure that you are progressing well after surgery, ensure you know your exercises and are doing them properly, and help you progress your activity and exercise at an appropriate pace.  You can discuss with your physio your specific goals so that a tailored program can be created for your unique needs.


    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • ACL reconstruction
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Knee Meniscus repair
    • Carpal tunnel surgery
    • Back or Neck surgery
    • Pins/Plates after a fracture, or immobility related to being in a cast
Whether you are only a couple of weeks from surgery, or several months, we want to help you achieve the best results possible.

For more information on:

    • Knee Replacement
    • Hip Replacement
    • How to access physiotherapy services after surgery

Please check out these ARTICLES (THR) or (TKR)

Physiotherapists in Alberta are primary caregivers in our health care system.

You do not need a doctor’s referral.