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Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

As your surgery nears, getting through the operation itself is probably all that’s on your mind. But once you’ve successfully cleared that hurdle, you may find that the real work is about to begin. No matter how much of a miracle worker your surgeon is, that skillful work can be undone without proper post-surgical rehabilitation. The two main areas of concern for anyone after an operation are loss of strength and loss of mobility. Both of which are two things our Physical Therapists can help you with.

 

Operations that Physical Therapy is Usually Recommended as a Follow Up:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Total Joint Replacements (Shoulder, Hip, Knee)
  • Ligament Tears (Shoulder Dislocation/Separation; Elbow – Tommy John; Knee – ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL)
  • Arthroscopy Surgeries (Shoulder – Subacromial Decompression or Labral Repair; Knee – Meniscus Repair; Ankle Debridement)
  • Spinal Surgeries (Laminectomy, Diskectomy, Spinal Fusion)
  • Temopomandibular Joint Debridement

 

Quality Rehabilitation Speeds Recovery

Operations such as joint replacements and spinal surgeries can result in stiffness, range of motion limitations, pain and swelling and problems with daily activities. Our experienced team can help reduce post-surgical symptoms to help improve blood flow, tissue healing and muscle recruitment with utilizing special equipment, exercises, and modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser, etc.).

Once your pain and swelling are under control, Physical Therapy can begin to address the challenges of your specific surgery. Our Physical Therapists will focus on the main restrictions that are causing barriers in your daily activities and work on specific goals that need to be met in a timely manner, based on normal physiological healing and recovery.

Our Physical Therapists will work with you to rebuild your strength and endurance, while also working to get you back to your daily chores, work, recreational activities and competitive sports.

 

Don’t Wait for your Body to Breakdown – Prevention is the Key to Avoid Surgery

Whether you are just having mild symptoms or are worried about getting an injury, our Physical Therapists will assess you for areas of risk and teach you ways to prevent injuries and arthritis. If surgery is indicated and you are planning ahead and want to start strengthening before your surgery, or you have already had surgery and your doctor is recommending a rehabilitation program, call our office to get the help and results you deserve. We’ll help you with insurance issues and discuss the whole process so you feel more comfortable. We will treat you like family.

 

Sources

http://cartilage.org/patient/about-cartilage/cartilage-repair/what-is-postoperative-rehabilitation/

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/rehabilitation-and-exercise-following-spine-surgery

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/knee-replacement/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019202