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, Physical Therapy Treatment 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. Our physical therapists work on these muscle and joint issues so that not only are the specific areas on which you were operated given plenty of attention — but your overall endurance and flexibility will also be improved.
After an operation, this comprehensive approach to physical rehab therapy allows you to bounce back more quickly.
Are you getting the jitters about having surgery soon? Contact us at Sterling, VA Center right away to set up a pre- and postoperative consultation appointment and prepare yourself for a successful recovery after surgery.
Which operations should be followed with physical therapy?
Of course, not every post-surgical period can be improved upon with physical therapy. But in many cases, this type of rehab speeds up the recovery process. Here are a few operations for which post-surgical rehab is usually recommended as a follow-up:
- Rotator cuff tear repair
- Arthroscopy and meniscus repair
- Hip, shoulder and knee joint replacements
- Spinal surgery
- Ligament tears of the knee (ACL, LCL, MCL, and PCL)
- Additional operations resulting in weakness or stiffness
Ready for a Consultation?
Whether you’re planning ahead or don’t know until after your surgery, Physical Therapy For Balance you’ll need additional help getting back on your feet. Visit us at our Sterling, VA Center as soon as possible. We’ll help evaluate your post-surgery rehabilitation areas of focus and talk you through when you can expect to return to your normal routine!