Following orthopedic surgery on the hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, hand, neck, foot, ankle, or spine, physical therapy is typically required and facilitates a speedy recovery. It’s also often prescribed after cancer or pelvic floor surgeries. Post surgery physical therapy can start anywhere from a few hours to a few days after surgery, and in some cases, there may be a period of immobilization following surgery.
Also, while you may be familiar with post-surgical rehabilitation programs, there are benefits to a structured pre-surgical or “pre-habilitation” program. This is a program designed by your physical therapist to help you before surgery so that you can have a great outcome after surgery.
The benefits of receiving physical therapy treatment before surgery include:
After surgery, our physical therapists are trained to optimize your post surgery recovery and prevent re-injury. The benefits of receiving physical therapy treatment after surgery include:
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