We recommend an assessment for establishing a treatment plan before surgery to maximize your strength and range of motion. This approach is supported by research to shorten recovery time and a quicker return to functional independence.
In advance of an expected surgery, we’ll help you get a jump on recovery! Pre and post surgery physical therapy is a very important factor in recovery. Physical therapy before a surgical procedure has been shown to:
- Reduce pain
- Improve strength
- Increase range of motion (ROM)
- Improve functional capacity with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
For the best results, we recommend an assessment for establishing a treatment plan before surgery to maximize your strength and range of motion. This approach is supported by research to shorten recovery time and a quicker return to functional independence.
When the unexpected happens, we’ll draw on decades of experience in rehabilitative and high-level performance settings. We strive to educate you in every phase of your post surgery recovery. To achieve your goals, physical therapy is a necessity following surgery. We will guide you one-on-one to:
- Decrease your swelling
- Decrease your pain
- Improve your strength
- Increase your ROM
- Re-learn how to effectively and efficiently perform your ADLs (walk, lift overhead, negotiate stairs, etc.)
- Safely progress your exercises to achieve your goals (return to sport, return to work, enjoy your life, etc.)
percent of patients experience complications post surgery
Pre & Post Surgery Injuries We Treat
Bones that do not heal themselves by wearing a cast can require surgical treatment. That surgery, known as open reduction, can involve inserting pins, screws, rods, and plates onto the bone to promote healing. Other surgeries may require bone grafting. Physical therapy is needed to help with mobility post surgery and regain strength and muscle in the injured area.
Joint Replacement Surgery removes the damaged, arthritic or diseased joint and replaces it with brand new, usually metal or plastic, prosthesis. Physical therapy post surgery helps patients regain control of their new joint by strength and stretching exercises.
Tendon Repair Surgery involves making an incision into the affected area and removing the damaged tendon tissue while carefully sewing the ends of the tendons back together. Physical therapy is recommended post surgery to help bring back strength and improve range of motion.
Ligament Surgery involves replacing the torn ligament with a new, healthy ligament. Physical Therapy is recommended post surgery to improve the range of motion, decrease pain and swelling, and improve the strength and stability of the joint to return to previous activity levels and to prevent further damage.
A combination of injection treatments (e.g., cortisone, epidural, platelet-rich plasma (PRP)) and physical therapy can treat pain, inflammation, and bursitis in the joints.
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