Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation following Spinal Cord Surgery in London at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia, Westminster SW1, Moorgate EC2 or Clapham SW4 with our physiotherapist, specialised in Spinal Cord Surgery Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Physiotherapist in London Specialised in Spinal Cord Surgery Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Surgery (Lumbar Spinal Surgery) can be quite an undertaking with recovery periods ranging from a few months to a year or more depending on the severity of the surgery. Post-operative rehabilitation is therefore an extremely important process in helping patients maximize the benefits of their surgery. With the help of our specialised physiotherapist in London, patients will be assisted through their rehabilitation programme at the right pace, safely and with the expertise to aid them to a full recovery.
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Spinal Cord Surgery Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in London, at Home or at the Practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia, Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4
We can offer treatment at your home, anywhere in London, or at our two Light Centre practices in London, Light Centre Moorgate EC2 between Liverpool Street and Monument station and Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster SW1 near Victoria station, as well as at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham SW4 between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations, near Battersea
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in London following Spinal Cord Surgery
Spinal Cord Surgery encompasses a number of different procedures from Lumbar Decompression to operating on Spinal Fractures, Spinal Stenosis and Spinal Fusion Surgery. In each case our London physiotherapist will develop a post-operative rehabilitation programme to meet the specific needs of each patient and based on the requirements of the procedure. In essence rehabilitation can be thought of as alignment and balance for the body through stretching, strengthening and conditioning. Our goal is to help patients recover from surgery as quickly and completely as possible. Our physiotherapist will provide information and educate the patient on how to improve their overall health from lifestyle changes to finding a comfortable position to sleep.
The success of Spinal Cord Surgery doesn’t stop at the procedure, the rehabilitation and physiotherapy that follows is just as significant. There are a number of ways that our specialised physiotherapist in London will work with a patient after Spinal Cord Surgery.
Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised
For appointment with our physiotherapist at home or in our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 :
0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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The Main Steps of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Surgery
Reducing the pain
Our physiotherapist will use several means to help minimize the pain, from ice packs, helpful positions for the spine, specific types of movements and the use of distinct massages.
Stretching and retraining the back and abdominal muscles
The Initial part of the Rehabilitation Training Programme will see our physiotherapist concentrate on muscle facilitation where areas of muscle may need retraining to gain strength and stability. Exercises will focus on muscles that work around the vertebra to strengthen and stabilise the spine, mainly the lower back and abdominal muscles. The physiotherapist will start with static contractions and gradually bring you towards contractions with movement. This will carefully increase the patient’s mobility and flexibility.
Increasing the intensity and putting you back on track
As the Rehabilitation programme progresses, the intensity of exercise will increase. Performing exercises and gradually increasing the difficulty is vital in eliminating fatigue, getting patients back to their regular activities and most importantly avoiding re-injury.
The patient/physiotherapist relationship is very important during a long-term rehabilitation programme and we encourage our patients to ask questions in order to build their confidence at every step of their recovery.