v

Covid-19 Customer Safety Measures

Re:Build Post Op Program

Who is this Program for?

Anyone who is waiting for Hip and Knee surgery.

This program educates you on exercises that will build strength, flexibility and mobility needed before surgery as well as what to expect for the weeks following surgery.

This individually created program helps you use the time leading up to your surgery wisely. Following surgery the re:Build Program is an effective tool to optimize your physical  function.

 

What is this Program?

Re|build active rehab protocol is a home-based plan which includes two in-clinic sessions with a physiotherapist with expertise in these surgical procedures.

Physiotherapists will be working with you to facilitate your recovery.

The program is based on a criterion-based protocol. This means that there are general time frames for reference, but they are modified to each individual patient.

 

WHERE DOES THIS PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

Mostly in the comfort of your own home!

Following your surgery, the first, second, and forth appointments with the physiotherapist will be online. The third and fifth appointments will take place at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU START THE Program?

It is important to start to prepare the body early before surgery.

The initial session should be as soon as possible. The more time you have to prepare your body for surgery the better.

Joint replacement is a major surgery, you need to be as physically prepared as possible to have a successful recovery and to return to normal function.

surgeon

Who is this Program for?

Anyone who is waiting for Hip and Knee surgery.
Doctor Bell approved model of care for hip and knee replacement surgery rehab.

This program educates you on exercises that will build strength, flexibility and mobility needed before surgery as well as knowing what to expect for the week following surgery.

Use the time leading up to your surgery wisely.

 

What is this Program?

Rebuild active rehab protocol is a home-based plan which includes two in-clinic sessions with a physiotherapist with expertise in these procedures.

Physiotherapists will be working with you to facilitate your recovery.

The program is based on a criterion-based protocol. This means that there are general time frames for reference, but they are modified to each individual patient.

 

WHERE DOES THIS PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

Mostly in the comfort of your own home!

Following your surgery, the first, second, and forth appointments with the physiotherapist will be online. The third and fifth appointments will take place at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU START THE Program?

It is important to start to prepare the body early before surgery.

The initial session should be as soon as possible. The more time you have to prepare your body for surgery the better.

Joint replacement is a major surgery, you need to be as physically prepared as possible to have a successful recovery and to return to normal function.

Accountability . Support . Education . Management

Success

Why You Should Do this Program?


Accountability:
Having someone to help you take an active approach through your rebuild plan and hold you accountable.

Support:
We are here to ask, listen, and talk with you about any questions/concerns you have pre and post-surgery. If you aren’t reaching rehab milestones, we can contact Dr. Bell quickly if required.

Education:
Educated patients do better with the surgical process. In order for your body to be fully prepared you need to be educated on what to expect following surgery and during the rehabilitation process.

Management:
Following surgery, exercise is a critical part of rebuilding. It makes you stronger and more flexible and helps to prevent blood clots.

Success:
We believe that this major life event is an opportunity for you to return to the active lifestyle that you have been missing.

 

How Will You Do THIS PROGRAM?

  • Tele-rehab will be used to assess your mobility, flexibility, strength, and prescribe appropriate exercises for the phase of rehab you are in.
  • Tele-rehab appointments use an encrypted software to engage in the online session using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Using the latest, easy to use, technology, we will prescribe a daily exercise program, track your progress and adherence to the program, and send you educational content.
  • Regular questionnaires will be requested to ensure that you are on track with your goals.
  • Sessions that are held in the clinic will be used to do hands on therapy on the joint and the joints above/below to ensure optimal physical function.

 

What Is THE Program Layout?

The Initial Pre-Surgery Tele-Rehab Appointment is done from your home.
Following surgery your sessions will be as follows:

  • Session 1: One week after surgery we will do a Tele-Rehab Appointment.
  • Session 2: Three weeks after surgery we will do a Tele-Rehab Appointment.
  • Session 3: Four to Five weeks after surgery we will do an in-clinic appointment at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.
  • Session 4: Eight weeks after surgery we will do a Tele-Rehab Appointment.
  • Session 5: Twelve weeks after surgery we will do an in-clinic appointment at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.

Why You Should Do this Program?


Accountability:
Having someone to help you take an active approach through your rebuild plan and hold you accountable.

Support:
We are here to ask, listen, and talk with you about any questions/concerns you have pre and post-surgery. If you aren’t reaching rehab milestones, we can contact your surgeon quickly if required.

Education:
Educated patients do better with the surgical process. In order for your body to be fully prepared you need to be educated on what to expect following surgery and during the rehabilitation process.

Management:
Following surgery, exercise is a critical part of rebuilding. It makes you stronger and more flexible and helps to prevent blood clots.

Success:
We believe that this major life event is an opportunity for you to return to the active lifestyle that you have been missing.

How Will You Do THIS PROGRAM?

  • Tele-rehab will be used to assess your mobility, flexibility, strength, and prescribe appropriate exercises for the phase of rehab you are in. 
  • Tele-rehab appointments use an encrypted software to engage in the online session using your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
  • Using the latest, easy to use, technology, we will prescribe a daily exercise program, track your progress and adherence to the program, and send you educational content. 
  • Regular questionnaires will be requested to ensure that you are on track with your goals. 
  • Sessions that are held in the clinic will be used to do hands on therapy on the joint and the joints above/below to ensure optimal physical function.

What Is THE Program Layout?

The Initial Pre-Surgery Tele-Rehab Appointment is done from your home.
Following surgery your sessions will be as follows:

  • Session 1: One week after surgery we will do a Tele-Rehab Appointment.
  • Session 2: Three weeks after surgery we will do a Tele-Rehab Appointment.
  • Session 3: Four to Five weeks after surgery we will do an in-clinic appointment at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.
  • Session 4: Eight weeks after surgery we will do a Tele-Rehab Appointment.
  • Session 5: Twelve weeks after surgery we will do an in-clinic appointment at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.

Cost of the Programs

 

OPTION 1  |  FREE

  • Pre-op education video online
  • Post-op first two weeks of exercises and some pain education content

OPTION 2  |  $255
(3 x $85/session) which includes:

  • Pre-Surgical Appointment with Exercise Program
  • Two Tele-Rehab follow up Physiotherapy Sessions at a specific phase of Rehab including progression of your Home-based Exercise Program.

Option 3  |  $510
(6 sessions x $85/session) which includes:

  • Pre-Surgical Appointment with Exercise Program
  • Session One: One week after surgery -Tele-Rehab Appointment
  • Session Two: Three weeks after surgery -Tele-Rehab Appointment
  • Session Three: Approximately Five weeks after surgery we will have an in-clinic appointment at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna.
  • Session Four: Approximately Eight weeks after surgery -Tele-Rehab Appointment
  • Session Five: Approximately Twelve weeks after surgery we will do an in-clinic appointment at Wave Physiotherapy in Kelowna
  • All paid content can be billed to Extended Health Plans or if you qualify can be partially covered by MSP.

How to Book

To book your appointment choose from one of the two Post Op therapists below and select the re:Build Telerehab appointment.

Andrew Van Horen

Andrew obtained his Masters of Physiotherapy (MPT) at the University of British Columbia after completing undergraduate studies in Queensland, Australia.

PATRICK DESSAULLES

Patrick graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Physiotherapy, and a Bachelors of Human Kinetics.