- postop rehab

By: Allenhicks  09-12-2011
Keywords: Sports Medicine

Post-operative rehabilitation continues to improve.  In an effort to provide superior post-operative rehabilitation, I stay current regarding new research on post-operative treatment protocols.  I also have copies of some of the latest post-operative rehabilitation protocols used at some of the most well known sports medicine clinics in North America.  This includes knee surgery protocols from the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Centre in London, ON, shoulder surgery protocols from the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and hip surgery protocols from the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Col.

I believe in using a number of outcome measures, including functional testing, to determine my clients recovery following their surgical procedure.  There are too many people who never adequately rehabilitate from their surgery.  This leaves them with unnecessary pain, movement limitations, strength deficits, and/or functional limitations.  They are also more vulnerable to future injury.

I have provided post-operative rehabilitation for thousands of clients.  This includes post-operative rehabilitation for the following areas:


  • total hip arthroplasty/replacement (THA)
  • hip arthroscopy with labral debridement and repair
  • hip arthroscopy for femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • hip resurfacing (surface arthroplasty)


  • anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL), including the following variations
    • semitendinosus  graft reconstruction
    • patella tendon graft reconstruction
    • associated meniscal repair
    • associated PCL repair
    • associated MCL repair
    • allograft repair
  • meniscus surgery (repair and partial mensicectomy)
  • total knee arthroplasty/replacement (TKA)
  • high tibial osteotomy
  • patellar tendon ruptures/repairs
  • quadriceps tendon ruptures/repairs
  • femur fractures and open reduction internal fixation repairs (ORIF)
  • patella fractures and open reduction internal fixation repairs (ORIF)
  • patella debridement
  • patella lateral release

Lower leg and ankle

  • achilles tendon rupture/repair
  • lower leg/ankle fracture with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF)
  • lateral ankle ligament repair


  • rotator cuff open repair
  • rotator cuff mini-open repair
  • rotator cuff arthroscopic repair (with and without SLAP repair)
  • arthroscopic labral (SLAP lesion) repair
  • arthroscopic labral (Bankart lesion) repair


  • radial head fracture with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF)
  • ulnar nerve transposition
  • distal biceps tendon rupture/repair


  • distal forearm/wrist fracture with open reduction internal fixation (ORIF)
  • distal forearm/wrist fracture with external fixation


Low Back

  • lumbar micro-discectomy
  • lumbar discectomy
  • lumbar fusion
  • lumar laminectomy

Keywords: Sports Medicine

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