Post Operative Rehabilitation

What is post-operative rehabilitation?

Post-operative rehabilitation is physical therapy that helps you return to normal after your surgery. The compassionate staff at Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation understand how challenging surgery and its aftermath can be, so they’re here to smooth your path to recovery and help you back to an active life. 

What does post-operative rehabilitation involve?

Every physical therapy program is unique to the individual’s specific needs. Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation offers an extensive range of treatment approaches, each customizable for your post-surgical needs. Some of the different aspects of rehabilitation may include: 

  • Muscle strengthening
  • Active and passive stretching
  • Endurance training
  • Balance training
  • Massage therapy
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Blood flow restriction

After surgery, the highly skilled medical providers at Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation work with you to encourage both healing and strengthening so you can return to the fullest function possible in a safe and reliable way.

What are the advantages of post-operative rehabilitation?

Post-operative rehabilitation offers many advantages to people who are recovering from surgery, including: 

  • Optimal healing
  • Shortened recovery time
  • Improved mobility and faster return to mobility
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Less pain while healing

Ultimately, post-operative rehabilitation gives you every advantage possible as you recover. If you combine post-operative rehabilitation with pre-operative rehabilitation (prehab), you can experience even better results because it prepares your body for a successful recovery in advance of your surgery.

When should I start post-operative rehabilitation?

The earlier the better is the general rule when it comes to post-operative rehabilitation. Post-operative rehabilitation can minimize hospital stays and improve overall surgical outcomes, so many patients actually start rehab while still in the hospital.

After your surgery, the medical specialists at Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation will work with you to establish an outpatient post-operative rehab plan that works for your needs and goals.

Patients who participate in a post-operative rehab program consistently achieve better results than those who don’t. You might not be able to avoid surgery, but you do have control of your recovery. To achieve the smooth, safe, and fast recovery you deserve, call Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation to book your assessment today.