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Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation

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Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Our Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehabilitation services are designed to help aid in the preparation and recovery of a surgical procedure to achieve an optimal outcome and return to function.  

Pre-Operative Program:

Our physical therapists will work in conjunction with you and your healthcare provider to support your post-operative recovery. Our pre-op services may include: 

  • Reduction of pain and inflammation
  • Restore or maintain range of motion 
  • Assistive device instruction 
  • Managing patient expectations 
  • Understanding of post-surgical home exercise program 

Post-Operative Rehabilitation Program:

Our Post-Operative Rehabilitation Program is designed to increase your range of motion, strength, and overall functional ability to get moving sooner and recover faster.

Goals of our program:

  • Early Recovery Phase: Passive range of motion with expert joint mobilization to minimize risk of capsulitis.
  • Intermediate Recovery Phase: Active assistance and active range of motion to facilitate scapula-humeral rhythm.
  • Initial Strengthening Recovery Phase: Low-intesity/highrepetitions rotator cuff training and scapular stabilization.

What are the goals for physical therapy after surgery?

Physical therapy after surgery follows a multi-phase approach to match rehab goals and treatment with phases of normal tissue healing.

You can expect to work with a therapist for 3-6 months total as you recover.

What can I expect during my first visit?

  • You and your therapist will set goals and create a plan for the rest of your treatment based on the surgery guidelines and after an examination to see your baseline movement. Goals will be based on things that matter to you as well as ways to improve your daily function.
  • You will be given exercises to begin after surgery as well as review precautions given by the surgeon to ensure proper healing of the repair.
  • Plan to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

What can I expect during follow-ups?

  • Wear clothes that you feel comfortable moving around in.
  • The therapist will re-examine your symptoms and focus of treatment for the majority of the session. Treatment can look like hands-on methods, exercise, education, or other methods to help your symptoms.
  • You can expect to follow up with your therapist 1-2 times per week to begin, and as you progress you may meet with your therapist less frequently.

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What is Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy?

Manual Therapy is a skillful examination and treatment of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, nerves) and other structures to stimulate their proper movement and function. Most Manual Therapy training programs in the United States are four-year, post-graduate programs that emphasize clinical experiences, classroom education and exams.

The added benefits of this hand-on approach include constant re-evaluation of progress and treatment tolerance.

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