Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
When surgery is needed, working with a physical therapist can make your experience easier and facilitate recovery to your maximum potential. Confluence Health PT’s are part of the health care team for your surgical care.
When your surgery is planned, meeting with a physical therapist before your procedure can set you up for success. Are you wondering what you can do now to prepare for the quickest recovery? A PT can make recommendations and prescribe specific exercises for you. You will also learn ways to reduce your post-surgical pain, movements to start immediately after your procedure, and what to avoid. This pre-surgery education can make a big difference in your experience.
Working with a physical therapist after surgery will help you manage post-operative pain and set you on a path toward full recovery. In the early post-operative phase, techniques to reduce swelling and pain are initial priorities. Manual therapies to reduce scar adhesions can promote healing and restore normal mobility of the surrounding tissue. Appropriately-dosed exercise guides the cellular healing process and promotes strong and healthy tissues. Custom and specific exercise progressions guide you toward achieving a full recovery, so you can get back to the activities that you enjoy.
Surgical Rehabilitation Locations