Optimized Outcome and Return to Function
You don’t have to wait until after surgery to get on the road to recovery. Research shows that working with a physical therapist before surgery can significantly reduce the amount of post-operative rehabilitation you’ll need. In addition to post-operative rehabilitation, we offer comprehensive pre-operative care aimed at helping you achieve faster recovery and better outcomes.
Our pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation services are designed to help aid in the preparation for and recovery of a surgical procedure to ensure you achieve an optimal outcome and return to function. Your physical therapist will work in conjunction with you and your healthcare provider to design a plan of care tailored specifically to your needs and abilities.
Pre-Operative Physical Therapy
Working with a physical therapist before your surgical procedure has many benefits that lead to a faster and more optimal recovery.
Following your surgery, our therapists will evaluate and assess your unique situation and work with you to create a program catered specifically to your needs. Post-operative care is designed to promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, and increase your range of motion, strength, and overall functional ability to get moving sooner and recover faster.
Goals for PT After Surgery
Physical therapy is a safe treatment for people with acute or chronic pain. Physical therapists treat pain through movement, hands-on care, and patient education. Our chronic pain treatment can help with a range of conditions. You can expect to work with a therapist for 3-6 months total as you recover.
Pain control, swelling control, and general movement to help you achieve normal daily tasks more easily.
Improve movement, begin strengthening if allowed, and progress independence with daily tasks.
Further strength training to get back to a normal level of function and back to your goals for movement and activity.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Your recovery plan is driven by your story, so your physical therapist will listen, evaluate your condition, assess your baseline mobility and will work collaboratively with you to set personalized goals focused on improving your daily function and getting you back to the things you love.
Together you and your PT will design a plan of care that includes exercises that align with getting you on the road to recovery, as well as taking time to review precautions outlined by your surgeon to ensure proper healing.
What can I expect during follow-up appointments?
Wear stretchy or loose clothes so that as your PT begins guiding you on your pre-op and/or post-op journey you are comfortable moving around and your mobility is not restricted.
Your physical therapist will work with you to begin your treatment, which may include hands-on manual therapy, progressive exercises to strengthen and improve muscle control, stretches to increase mobility, education, or other methods to help expedite your recovery and return to full function.