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Foot Surgery

Surgery on the foot can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Participation in an individualised rehabilitation programme following surgery ensures that your foot heals as quickly as possible whilst regaining a high level of function to enable a prompt return to sports and other activities.

Liverpool Physio are able to offer rehabilitation programmes created by our expert physiotherapists tailored to your own personal requirements and goals to ensure that the success of your surgery is maximised.

Massage is an effective way to prevent stiffness following surgery.Above: Massage is an effective way to prevent stiffness following surgery.

Aims of Foot Surgery

The aims of foot surgery vary dependent upon the physical problem but generally your surgeon will operate to:
  • Enhance function
  • Increase independence
  • Make repairs following a trauma
  • Reduce pain
  • Increase joint range of movement
  • Normalise sensory disturbance
The overall aim of surgery and physiotherapy rehabilitation is for you to achieve your ability previous to your foot problems or your maximum potential.

Types of foot surgery

We are able to create individualised rehabilitation programmes for a wide variety of foot surgeries including:
  • Cheilectomy
  • Heel spur removal
  • ORIF calcaneus
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fusions
  • Joint replacement
  • Scarf osteotomy
  • Hallux valgus repair
  • Weil osteotomy
  • Morton?s neuroma
  • Talipes
  • Os trigonum syndrome? surgery
Following surgery, Liverpool Physio are able to make the most of these benefits to enhance your recovery.

How Can Physiotherapy Help Following Foot Surgery?

Physiotherapy can help after foot surgery in the following ways:
  • Increase strength and stability
  • Improve balance reactions
  • Increase joint range of movement
  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Accelerate return to sports
  • Promote independence and function
The physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio appreciate that the time following foot surgery is painful and frustrating and aim to help you recover as fast and effectively as possible whilst taking into account not only your physical needs but also by supporting you holistically.

Foot surgery can make the majority of everyday tasks troublesome but it is important to do as much as possible to improve the function and healing of your foot. A graduated and supervised rehabilitation programme ensures that you are challenging the function of your foot whilst ensuring your safe following surgery.

What Does Physiotherapy Treatment Involve Following Foot Surgery?

Physiotherapy treatment is individualised to meet your own specific requirements following foot surgery. The type of surgery you have had is the foremost consideration but we also integrate other factors such as your physical fitness, age and short and long term goals to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Possible treatment methods include:
  • Range of movement exercises
  • Balance activities
  • Advice on assistive equipment
  • Taping for support and proprioception
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Gait assessment
  • Home exercises programmes
  • Electrotherapy
Your physiotherapist will select the most appropriate combination of techniques following a thorough physical assessment and consideration of your personal requirements in order to help you to make the most of the programme. Your rehabilitation programme will be graduated to challenge your foot in a safe and supported environment and will take into consideration any specific surgical protocols that may be in place.


Participation in a rehabilitation programme with the expert physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio ensures that your foot surgery is as successful as possible. If you want a fast and smooth return to all the activities you enjoy then please contact us at or call the team on 0151 558 0077

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