The road to recovery shouldn’t wait until after surgery! The pre-operative or “pre-habilitation” program is designed by our doctors of physical therapy to help prior to surgery, so that the patient can have a great outcome after surgery. The goals of the pre-habilitation program include:
- Mentally prepare for surgery
- Minimize pain and inflammation
- Maximize range of motion (ROM) and strength of the surrounding body parts
- Improve overall endurance and fitness levels
- Gain an understanding of the post-operative exercises performed immediately after surgery
- Prepare to use an assistive device or brace as needed
- Improve post-operate recovery results
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Post-operative physical therapy helps individuals recover from orthopedic surgeries. Surgeons prescribe physical therapy either to return the patient back to their pre-injury level of function or to improve a patient’s ability to function after a disability has been correct through surgery.
Common Surgeries that require Physical Therapy:
- Total Joint Replacements (Hip, Knee and Shoulder)
- Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery (Rotator Cuff, Labral Tears, Tommy John, Carpal Tunnel)
- Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery (ACL Tear, Meniscus Tear, Patellofemoral, Hip Impingements)
- Ankle and Foot Surgery (Ligament Tears, Achilles Tendon, Fractures, Alignment Issues)
- Neck and Back Surgery (Herniated Discs, Scoliosis, Stenosis, Fractures)
Our doctors of physical therapy conduct an initial evaluation post-operatively and coordinate with the surgeons to fully understand the surgical procedure, the post-op restrictions, and the expectations of the surgical outcomes. Some surgeons have also developed their own rehab protocol specifically for their patients and we will follow these guidelines to maximize care. From there, our post-operative patients are carefully guided on a path toward recovery using the most effective treatment interventions available. We also realize that communication with surgeons is critical for the optimal recovery of the patient and hence, all of our patient receive frequent progress reports which are electronically sent to the surgeon’s office.