Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation

Why Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation?

At Motion Science Physiotherapy our physiotherapists are educated in pre/post operative rehabilitation, which means we can treat you before and after your surgeries! We use evidence informed assessment and treatment techniques to make sure that you heal at your best.

Pre-operative rehabilitation consists of an assessment in which we will take objective measurements of your capabilities prior to your surgery. You will be given a treatment plan to address any deficits prior to your surgery. This in turn will help make the post-operative rehabilitation phase smoother and quicker.  

Post-operative rehabilitation at our facility is customized to address each patients needs and lifestyle. We take information gathered from a detailed assessment and use it to customize a treatment plan that will get you back to your LIFE. Our therapists also maintain a steady line of communication with your medical team to make sure you are getting the best level of care. Our initial assessment (includes treatment) is one hour and our follow-ups are 30 minutes. This will be a one-on-one session exclusively with your physiotherapist!   

Our main goal is to help you get back to your pre-operative capabilities and improve your quality of life!

What we Treat

Types of Surgeries:

  • Joint replacement surgeries
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
    • more
  • Knee surgeries
  • Spinal surgeries
  • Stress fractures
  • Hand/wrist surgeries
  • Shoulder/elbow surgeries
    • Rotator cuff
  • Foot surgeries
  • Neural surgeries
    • Carpal tunnel
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Fractures
  • More

Your Pre-Operative Treatment Plan May Include:

  • Education
  • Pain management
  • Muscle strengthening programs
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Home exercise program

Your Post-Operative Treatment Plan May Include:

  • Pain management
  • Manual therapy
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Modalities
  • Strengthening
  • Gait training
  • Home exercise program


Manitoba Government Funded Post-Operative Hip and Knee Physiotherapy


The Manitoba provincial government is funding physiotherapy for post-operative hip and knee replacement surgeries.

To Qualify

  1. You must reside in Manitoba.
  2. Your surgery date must be on or after January 1st, 2023
  3. Your physiotherapy must start on or after April 1st 2023

What is Covered?

  1. Six individual on-on-one sessions with a registered physiotherapist
  2. Ten group classes

Coverage Details

If you have third party insurance coverage for physiotherapy, it must be used prior to any provincial funding. Here are some examples:

  • Example 1 – The patient has no private or third-party insurance coverage

If you have no insurance the full cost of the appointment is eligible for coverage.

  • Example 2 – The patient has third party coverage – Option to use MB Post Op funding as a secondary insurance

Patients with private coverage must first utilize their third-party insurance. If the coverage is 80% then the patient can use this MB Post Op funding as a secondary insurance to cover the remaining 20% of the appointment cost. This method will still cap at 6 visits, even if only a small portion of the funding has been utilized.

  • Example 3 – The patient has third party coverage – Option to use MB Post Op funding once primary insurance has maxed

If the patient has private coverage, they may choose to pay for their appointments using this, and cover the remaining balance themselves. Once they have maxed their own insurance, they may use the MB Post Op coverage and they would have 6 individual session or 10 group sessions.


If a patient elected to pay for THR/TKR at a private hospital out of country/province – are they eligible for this program?

As long as you are a resident of Manitoba and would have otherwise been on the Provincial Surgical Waitlist, you are ELIGIBLE for physio rehab services under this agreement.

How long are patients eligible after their surgery date?

As long as the Post-Op program is open.

What If my insurance does NOT allow for direct billing, then what?

Patients with 3rd party Insurance that does not allow for Direct Billing MUST pay for the service up front and submit their receipts to their Insurance company before submitting any claims through this program.

Are Tele-Rehab appointments covered?


If someone has started rehab at public hospital and has been assessed and had one or two visits in the public system, can they transfer over and use the remainder of the 6 visits at a private clinic?

Yes. You will need to identify that you had 2 previous visits. Moving forward, you will have 4 visits remaining.

Is partial knee replacement surgery also covered?




Rehab at Our Facility

Kirsty Kozie
Kirsty Kozie
Vic and his physio team are awesome!! They accommodate my crazy schedule and help solve my many injuries. 100% top notch❤️
Oswald Beef
Oswald Beef
Very ethical practice!
Emily Ankrom
Emily Ankrom
I attended this clinic for the first time in September. The space is clean, and all the staff are very nice and respectful. They always answer any questions I have. Probably my favorite part is how easy it is to book an appointment online. Thanks, Motion Science team!
rajat arora
rajat arora
I've been to atleast 6-7 different physiotherapists in the 3 or so years. Its been almost a year since I've started seeing Dr. Vik for my back pain and other muscle issues. Hands down the best physio in town.
Camila Bustos
Camila Bustos
I had a great experience with Aren. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. I've had issues with one of my knees for several years and I've noticed an improvement after the 3 sessions that I had with him.
Jenny K
Jenny K
I went to see Aren about foot strength (running/walking/balance) and for a Runner's Technique Analysis. Aren was very knowledgeable and provided plenty of exercises and tips to increase mobility, function and strength. He provided explanations of foot function and how the muscles work together for movement in plain language. The Runner's Technique Analysis was very informative and helpful. Aren provided side by side review of running with footwear and how technique changes without footwear. His passion for running can be shown in his work and is able to relate to the ailments experienced by runners.
Tyler Hann
Tyler Hann
Vik was absolutely amazing. He knew exactly what was wrong and was immediately able to confirm it with specific exercises to target the muscle. He FAR exceeded my expectations. Absolutely phenomenal; there's a reason this place has 21 5-star reviews. I was able to walk out and know exactly what I need to do for recovery. Extremely knowledgeable, and friendly. And could immediately demonstrate that he knew exactly what he was talking about.
Roel Gerards
Roel Gerards
I'm a runner having chronic shin splints. Aren - relaxed and very knowledgeable - is able to help me with proper exercises. The clinic itself is clean and well maintained. I'm looking forward for my next appointment !
Gerald Timlick
Gerald Timlick
Kelly gives awesome massage never felt so good ,highly recommend her ❤️
Tyson Sonnichsen
Tyson Sonnichsen
I've been going to Motion Science Physio for 3 months now and I have to say that Vik is dedicated to his practice. He is passionate about getting his clients back up and running and I'm very fortunate to have met him. I was referred by a friend of mine after expressing my challenges from a serious knee surgery from a soccer accident. I had suffered muscle atrophy and knee pain for nearly a year after my surgery and was not getting proper attention from other physiotherapists. Vik gave me hope that he would be able to treat me, and though it has been already a slow process, he has brought my leg back to life. What he accomplished in 4 sessions, other therapists couldn't do over a year's time. Thank you Vik for your attention to detail and constantly exceeding my expectations. Thank you so much! 🙏

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