Following the majority of spinal problems there may be need for a period of rehabilitation.

Mr Chapple will arrange a care plan for this in discussion with the patient. He will liaise with therapists and consultants in other specialties, if appropriate, and create a multidisciplinary plan.

He can recommend long term preventative strategies and offer regular access to follow-up.

Post-operatively physiotherapy advice and direction will be given to most patients before leaving hospital.