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