Pre-Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Curezone physiotherapy is a multidisciplinary pre-post-surgical rehabilitation clinic in Mississauga providing in depth detailed assessments Pre and Post Surgery followed by treatments and exercises based on your needs. OUR qualified physiotherapists working at Curezone Physiotherapy Mississauga near Heartland Town Center can effectively can provide pre and post rehabilitation with not only focusing on symptomatic relief but also tries to improve quality of life especially for those preparing for or recovering from shoulder surgery, ACL repair, total knee or hip replacements, other surgeries .

Pre-Surgery Intervention

Before surgery physiotherapy can be useful to help build up the muscles around the joint and minimizes the risk of complications after surgery such as weakness, stiffness, difficulty walking without assistance. Pre-Rehab stabilizes your pain levels before surgery and gets you back on your feet faster after surgery.  The effects of pre-hab can be seen in 24 hours after surgery.

Fifty percent of outcome success is due to the surgeon, and the other 50 percent is due to the patient’s commitment to recovery – starting with pre-Rehab,” says Vonda Wright, MD, chief of Northside Hospital Sports Medicine in Atlanta. Studies show that knee and hip replacement surgery patients who had participated in water- and land-based strength training, aerobic and flexibility exercises for six weeks prior to their surgeries reduced their odds of needing inpatient rehabilitation by up to 73 percent. Talk to your doctor to find out if this is relevant to your surgery.

A research of 2014 study revealed that pre-operative physical therapy reduces post-operative care by as much as 29 percent in patients who have a total knee or total hip replacement. Not only does this translate to a significant cost savings, it also means recovery time is shortened.  After knee-replacement surgery, for example, you will be expected to be walking (using crutches or a walker) to the bathroom or in the hallway the day after. You generally must be able to go up and down two to four steps and walk 50 to 100 feet before leaving the hospital usually in one to four days. Many people now have out-patient joint replacement surgery and need to be able to get in and out of the car and into bed at home the same day. The improved strength that you gain from pre-hab can help you achieve your goals much faster and in an effective way.


Surgery is sometimes necessary to speed up the healing process and to minimize the impact on your day-to-day life. Our physiotherapists are trained to evaluate all aspects of your surgery and determine the specific treatment plans. Our goals will be set to minimize the adverse effects of surgery such as pain and swelling as well as to restore normal movement, flexibility and function. The physiotherapist and patient will work together to establish functional goals related to resuming normal activities of living as well as preventing an injury from recurring. Prior to surgery, our therapists can help you improve your range of motion, strength and endurance to allow for faster and more effective recovery after the operation. Post-surgically, we work closely with clients of all ages to focus on mobility, strength and the ability to participate in meaningful daily activities. Some of the therapies used to accomplish the goal of regaining movement and reducing pain, swelling and stiffness may include one or more of the following:

  • Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue and/or joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy
  • Gait and balance training with crutches, canes or walker
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) – electrical muscle & nerve stimulation
  • Therapeutic eercise and functional strength training
  • Ultrasound
  • Functional re-education

Our manual therapy and modalities ensure that we can relieve pain, inflammation and promote early healing following surgery. Our Specialized training allows for safe and effective strength, mobility and functional retraining following surgery.  We provide post surgical physiotherapy with various Rehabilitation protocols for joints such as your knee, ankle, elbow, wrist or shoulder. Common surgeries are as follows:


Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Acromioplasty, Manipulation, Fracture, Dislocation


Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture

Wrist & Hand

Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs


Hip Replacements, Hip labral repairs, Hip Fracture


Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscope, Meniscal Repairs, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture


Achilles Tendon Repairs

Ankle & Foot

Ankle Reconstruction, Ligament Repairs, Arthroscope, Fracture, Spur Removal

Spine (Neck & Back)

Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation