Cranial Surgery

Cranial Surgery

  • Have you recently had cranial surgery?
  • Are you experiencing some troubling symptoms after your cranial surgery?
  • Are you unsure how much exercise you should be doing after your cranial surgery?

What is Cranial Surgery?

Cranial surgery is a delicate procedure to address various medical conditions, such as brain tumours, aneurysms, traumatic brain injuries or vascular malformations. The specific symptoms you may experience after cranial surgery can vary widely depending on the type of surgery, the underlying condition, and your individual health.

Common Symptoms During Recovery After Surgery

  • Pain and discomfort at the surgical site
  • Swelling around the surgical site
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in cognitive function
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • Speech and language problems
  • Weakness
  • Seizures
  • Infection
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage
  • Changes in vision or hearing

How can we Help?

It’s important to note that while some of these symptoms can be expected after cranial surgery, they are often temporary, and the severity and duration can vary from person to person. Your physiotherapist can help you to monitor your progress after surgery, reassure you about your symptoms, and will help you to escalate concerns to your surgeon in a timely manner in the rare event that this is required. Additionally, your physiotherapist may support you to regain lost function through a rehabilitation process.

Our Connected Care Approach

With our unique ‘Connected Care’ approach, our team will expertly help you to prepare for your surgery, provide you with physiotherapy during your hospital stay and while you heal and return to normal activity after surgery. You can connect with your physio in hospital, in our clinics and during our online video consultations.

What Should I Expect From my Appointment?

  • Detailed Interview: This helps your physiotherapist to fully understand your symptoms, medical and surgical history and your specific goals.
  • Physical Assessment: We undertake a thorough assessment of your movement, strength, balance, exercise tolerance and overall function.
  • Targeted Treatments: This includes physical therapies and comprehensive advice and education.
  • Progressive Exercise Program: Safe, graded exercise to assist you with your strength, control and endurance, as well as your general fitness, health and well-being.
  • Communication and Collaboration: With your Neurosurgeon, Oncologist, General Practitioner and the rest of the multi-disciplinary team to keep them informed of your progress and to support your care.

Where can I see my Physiotherapist?

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In Clinic

Online Video Appointments

Web & Mobile App

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