Orthopaedic Protocols


Orthopaedic Protocols


Rehab Protocols & Outcomes


Rehab protocols are written to help guide  patients on safe and appropriate exercises and activities at each stage of tissue healing after injury or surgery - so they achieve the best possible outcome (result).

In order to achieve the best possible outcome (result),  protocols are typically individualized to patients by the attending surgeon or physiotherapist.

Performing inappropriate exercises or returning to activity prematurely can disrupt tissue healing, cause  re-injury and / or a delayed return to activity.

On the other hand, if a patient does not follow a rehab protocol and / or does not follow up with a physiotherapist or surgeon as recommended, it can result in permanent disability and increased pain.

Terry Kane, Orthopaedic Physiotherapist (Calgary, AB, CAN)




The service we provide is to search the internet for non-surgical and surgical protocols that are (1) written by physical therapists or orthopaedic surgeons (2) hosted on  websites that are independently owned or operated by the authors or clinical facilities  and (3) appear in a pdf format.

The following domain names also link to this directory:  www.rehabexercises.com, www.orthopaedicprotocols.com, www.physiotherapyprotocols.com,

If you're a Canadian surgeon and wish to post a protocol for your patients, please contact us and we will add it to your web page in our Surgeon Directory.

We are in the final stages of launching our directory of protocols and invite you to check this space.

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