Pre-Surgical Rehabilitation Therapy

Studies are showing that patients who have physical therapy before surgery can recover faster and save time and money!  Even 1 or 2 visits can reduce post-operative care for people getting a hip or knee replaced according to one recent study.  Pre-surgery therapy prepares patients for post-op rehab assistive aids and exercises and strengthens muscles and joints that support the joints.

Pre-surgery physical therapy before back surgery can also improve outcomes and reduce costs long term.  By strengthening the weak area before surgery occurs, patients are able to recover quicker.

In physical therapy, our most basic obligation is to medically screen you and make sure that you are being treated in the right place. Physical therapists are trained to identify red flags that would require further medical assessment. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the proper place. Physical therapists are also trained to help you find the root cause of your condition and to help you resolve your issue without medication or surgery as often as possible.

Your physical therapist can help you prepare for surgery as strong and healthy as possible!. Some of the common elements we address;

Your physical therapist will perform a thorough examination and will work with you to develop your goals for treatment and a physical therapy plan to help you achieve those goals.

You can prepare for surgery with confidence! Give us a call us to get an evaluation and treatment. Our physical therapists are licensed, experienced and committed to seeing you restored to better health.

 

SOURCES & FOR FURTHER READING:

http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/News/2014/10/2/PreOperativePT/

https://www.moveforwardpt.com/DidYouKnow/Detail.aspx?cid=83ffb3d3-51fa-412f-80a3-b35880d056e3