Physiotherapy following Surgery

What to expect from physiotherapy after surgery

The physio team will come to see you the day after your surgery. The aim is to help you regain independence and to prevent post-operative complication through breathing techniques, exercise and early mobilisation. We will also advise you on the best ways of moving to minimise pain.

Active Cycle of Breathing Techniques

Breathing techniques to aid your recovery

Incentive Spirometer

How to use an incentive spirometer after surgery

Getting in and out of bed

Find out why it's important to get out of bed as soon as possible after your operation


Read about early mobilisation and returning to normal daily activity after surgery

Post-operative advice

Read this common advice on recovery after your operation.