We help you achieve a fast and full recovery from surgery.
It may be common knowledge that many kinds of surgery will require physical therapy afterward to get the body back in shape. But how can physical therapy before surgery help with recovery?
Research shows that a pre-surgical exercise program can be hugely beneficial, helping with not only the outcome of the surgery but also helping to reduce recovery times. In fact, a 2014 study by PT in Motion Magazine, has found that as few as 2 sessions of preoperative physical therapy can reduce postoperative care use by 29% for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, adding up to health care cost savings of more than $1,000 per individual.
Patients who are in better condition going into surgery often heal faster and have fewer complications.
One of our physical therapist will work with a pre-surgical patient and create a program that will give the strength and flexibility needed to reduce time spent in the hospital after surgery, and to get a patient back on their feet quicker. Your physical therapist will provide mobility techniques to help strengthening muscles that will support a new joint, such as a knee or hip.
You will also learn exercises that are specific to you and are designed to optimize your strength, motion, and function before surgery, which can help make the post-operative period easier for you. We can also teach you to use an assistive device, such as a cane, before your surgery so you can go home feeling confident about using your device.
While exercise might not be recommended in all instances prior to surgery, a consultation with a physical therapist can evaluate physical limits and determine what can be done. They can also teach exercises to do at home to prepare so that a patient can be strengthening muscle and improving flexibility and range of motion starting weeks before surgery. These are all exercises that will not irritate the preexisting condition as well, but start you on the road to recovery before going into surgery.
Your surgeon has done a fine job in surgery repairing your damaged body. However, this doesn’t guarantee full success in your ability to return to normal activities. Prior to and after surgery, joint motion and muscle strength are lost quickly. Proper rehabilitation is required to restore normal joint movement and return your strength.
Depending on the injury and type of surgery, this can be a simple rehabilitative process or a complicated recovery. Our expertise in treating many post surgical patients means we can achieve excellent outcomes for your recovery no matter the extent of your injury. We are with you every step of the way. Call us today to learn how we can help you recover quickly from your surgery with empowering results.
Common pre & post-surgical procedures we treat:
- Knee, hip and shoulder joint replacements
- ACL, MCL, PCL and LCL tears of the knee
- Meniscus and arthroscopy surgery recovery
- Shoulder post-surgical recovery for rotator cuff tears, arthroscopy and more
- Spinal Fusions