Post Surgical Rehab
In a perfect world everyone would be able to avoid surgery, however that is not the case. Many people often have a lot on their mind as surgery nears and one of those items is what recovery looks like. Often following an operation there are concerns of pain as well as loss of strength and mobility. Physical therapy can help guide you through the recovery process and provide you with the tools needed to get back to life as quickly, safely and pain free as possible.
What types of surgeries should be followed with physical therapy?
Physical therapy can help following a multitude to operations. The most common being:
Ligament repairs (ACL, PCL, MCL)
Tendon repairs (rotator cuff, achilles)
Joint replacements (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle)
Spinal surgeries (fusions, discectomies, laminectomies)
Arthorscopy and meniscus repairs
How does physical therapy help with recovery?
Often surgical procedures result in discomfort and pain. Physical therapy can help to reduce this pain using modalities, targeted stretching or joint mobilizations. Once pain is under control the main focus of physical therapy is addressing the limitations caused by your specific surgery. We will teach you ways to safely increase motion and strength while protecting the repaired tissues, with the ultimate goal of a full return to activity and functional mobility.
Questions or concerns?
We understand that surgery can be a scary thing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding an upcoming surgery, or one that you just had please call our office as soon as possible. We are happy to have a therapist provide a free phone consult and answer any questions that you may have regarding recovery.