If you’ve recently had surgery, there’s a good chance you’ll be sent to a physical therapist for post-operative rehabilitation. We frequently treat patients who are recovering from surgery, and sometimes we even see them before surgery to make sure they’re in good shape before surgery or to give them instruction on using assistive devices while they’re recovering.
Rest assured, you will recover from your surgery, but it can take a lot of time to regain your strength and motion. It all depends on the type of surgery you’ve had, the severity of your injury or illness, and how long you’ve had the condition before surgery was performed. The outlook is good for patients who visit Physical Therapists NYC because we have medical doctors on staff to deal with any concerns or issues that may come up. They can also keep an eye on your progress to make sure you’re as health as can be. We feature a state-of-the-art facility that has the best diagnostic tools available as well as a well-appointed gym, so you can do all of your aftercare with us and not chase around town to different facilities.
Typically, post operative care can be categorized into four blocks.
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You can see that many of the stages of post-operative care involve physical therapy or that, at the very least, with the help of a well-trained physical therapist your recovery will be less painful and go more quickly. The idea of moving after surgery can be scary at first and intimidating, that’s why it’s important to select a very well-trained and experienced physical therapy office with a therapist that you trust. We firmly believe that putting you at ease and making you as comfortable as possible is part of being a good healthcare provider. Putting patients first is the key to our success.
Once you’ve decided to have your post-operative physical therapy in our office, you’ll start to see the benefits right away. Physical therapy can help with:
Some patients can benefit from seeing a physical therapist prior to surgery, depending on the surgery they’re having. Pre-surgical physical therapy can provide you with the following benefits:
Let’s not forget that having a physical therapist train you on how to most efficiently use your assistive devices and prevent you from incurring additional injuries. Even using something as common as crutches can cause shoulder, rib, and hand injuries if not used correctly.
If you’re looking for pre-surgical physical therapy or you’re interested in connecting with a physical therapist so you can arrange your post-surgical therapy, contact our office and book a consultation today. Our medical team at Physical Therapists NYC is ready to help you recover and do it with less pain and faster.
Our skilled and top-rated physical therapy team is led by our in-clinic medical doctors who listen to your concerns, consult with your surgical team, and guide your recovery plan. With a state-of-the-art facility, we’re here to do any diagnostic tests you need as follow-up and move you into our gym when you’re ready to take your therapy to the next step.
We'll start with an evaluation to address your concerns. You don't need to be in pain to benefit from physical therapy. Whether it's pain relief, post-surgical rehabilitation, recovering from an injury, or preventing further issues, I'll address your concerns and figure out the best plan of action for you! Once we come up with a plan based on your needs and concerns, we'll start to work on mobility and strengthening. You'll be guided through these movements in every session. You will also be provided with hands-on treatment, including stretching and massage, as well as other therapeutic techniques which will further enhance your recovery and allow you to achieve your wellness goals.
There should always be an active component to your rehab program which includes various types of therapeutic physical therapy exercises, not just passive modalities. Exercise increases muscle flexibility, mobility, and strength, as well as promoting healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints, keeping you safer and stronger in the future. Some soreness and tightness with exercise is expected, it’s a normal part of exercise to feel sore after working your muscles the right way.
Each body heals differently. There is no one exact timeline for recovery of any condition. The duration of the program will depend on an individual’s healing rate as well as the condition being treated. There are many concerns that need to be addressed, including pain, range of motion, strength, and overall function. Each of these are matters that take time and patience to build upon. There are many factors that impact how long it will take each individual patient to recover. Routinely attending therapy sessions, following protocols and precautions, being aware of lifestyle-related comorbidities, maintaining a healthy diet, and performing home exercises all help on the path to recovery.
We always emphasize the importance of ongoing regular exercise, maintaining a strong yet flexible body, and general good health habits. A home exercise program helps a patient maintain the progress and gains made during treatment in order to remain pain-free and functional.