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How can Post-operative Care Help You?

Post-operative Physical Therapy

 

If you just went through a major surgery, post-operative rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that can really help you to recover. It can help you reduce and minimize scar tissue, regain mobility, and prevent re-injury. Especially in cases where you have had surgery on the hips, knees, shoulders, wrists, neck, feet, ankles, or spine, physical therapy can be imperative to full recovery. The body will have a hard time returning to normal motion without specific retraining, which is where physical therapy comes in. In some cases there could be a period of immobility and the body will have to re-learn certain functions or movements.

 

Physical therapy can start anywhere from a few hours up to a few days post-op, depending on the circumstances.  The first step in your rehabilitation with a physical therapist will be a thorough evaluation where goals will be discussed, and a program will be set to minimize the adverse effects of surgery.  Your program may include a combination exercises, like active and passive stretching, posture exercises, endurance exercise, and balance exercises.  A therapist can also use more passive techniques like massage therapy and electrical stimulation to help relieve tense muscles and alleviate pain. Ultimately the goal is to restore the patient to pre-injury or surgery activity level.

 

If you are scheduled for surgery or recovering from one, it’s important to get connected with the right physical therapist to support your needs.  At Reddy-care Physical and Occupational Therapy we can get you set-up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!

Reddy Care Great Neck: 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale: 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy: 516-829-0030

 

 

 

 

Sources
https://www.centrahealth.com/services/rehabilitation-services/specialty-programs/pre-post-operative-rehabilitation 
https://www.reddycare.net/services/post-operative-rehabilitation
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