After surgery, you need a rehabilitation program that gets you back on your feet as soon as possible. The expert physical therapists at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, New York, know that the right postoperative rehabilitation program helps reduce pain and speeds up your recovery. To find the right postoperative rehabilitation regime for you, call Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy or book an appointment online.
Postoperative rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy designed to ease your recovery after surgery. When implemented, postoperative rehabilitation reduces pain, shortens your recovery time, and helps you regain the function of your injured bones, muscles, or tissues.
During your initial visit, the Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy team will perform a full physical exam and review your medical history to design a rehabilitation plan that enhances your recovery.
There are many benefits of postoperative rehabilitation to help facilitate a smooth recovery process, including:
Postoperative rehabilitation minimizes scar tissue, reduces swelling, increases strength, retrains your muscles, and reestablishes joint function, so your body heals more efficiently.
Physical therapy after surgery helps improve your balance and posture, as well as your overall flexibility and coordination.
Without good blood circulation, you can develop recovery complications like blood clots. Postoperative rehabilitation improves blood flow and reduces the chances of blood clots.
The right postoperative rehabilitation program can help you regain mobility and function of your muscles, joints, or tissues as soon as possible following your surgery.
The Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy team teaches you stretches, strengthening exercises, and nutrition and lifestyle changes to help you improve your overall health.
Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy offers several postoperative rehabilitation services for your individualized recovery plan:
Certain exercises are designed to improve flexibility and range of motion, strengthen your muscles, and reduce joint pain to help you feel strong and healthy. Some of these exercises include active and passive stretching, posture exercises, endurance exercises, and balance exercises.
Manual therapy is a hands-on approach that involves physically manipulating joints, massaging muscle tissue, and more to decrease pain, relieve muscle tension and spasms, and improve function and mobility following your surgery.
Your physical therapist uses massage therapy techniques to target tense muscles and tissues. These hands-on techniques help improve range of motion, reduce pain, minimize scar tissue formation, accelerate healing, and improve circulation.
During electrical stimulation, your physical therapist placed small electrodes on your skin to stimulate muscle function without pain or discomfort.
Postoperative rehabilitation can help optimize your recovery after surgery. To learn more, call Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy or book an appointment online.