Post operative Pelvic/abdominal surgery
With regards to pelvic floor surgery, the surgical procedure corrects the anatomical abnormality, physiotherapy corrects the functional abnormality. The combination of good anatomical positioning as well as optimal functioning enhances patient outcomes postoperatively and ultimately preventing the need for repeated corrective procedures.
Assessment of pelvic floor functioning may be indicated in some of the following procedures:
- Any prolapse surgery
- Any incontinence surgery
- Any pelvic floor repairs
An assessment would include pelvic floor function, bladder, bowel, sexual functioning, scar tissue mobilisation as well as any associated concerns. Constipation and poor toileting can adversely affect any pelvic floor surgery.
Physiotherapy aims to limit and treat scar tissue post-abdominal surgery, retrain core stabilisers and regain good function.
Postoperative breast surgery
This includes any breast reconstruction, augmentation, reduction, mastectomy or lumpectomy.
We treat post operative:
- Pain and /or loss of range of motion of the neck, shoulders or upper limbs
- Scar tissue