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Pre/Post Operative Physical Therapy

What is Pre/Post Operative Physical Therapy?

Get back to your favorite sport or activity with Agile Physical Therapy! 

Recovering from a major surgery can be physical and emotionally challenging. Doing everything you can do to assist in your recovery can be helpful. As a matter of fact, Pre and Post operative physical therapy can make a significant difference in how fast you recover!

What is Pre/Post Operative Physical Therapy?

Pre operative physical therapy is performing strengthening prior to your surgery. It has been shown in the research to improve your strength and recovery after your surgery. 

Post operative care is performing physical therapy after your surgery. It has been well-known in research to promote faster and better recoveries.

Altogether, Physical therapists have substantial medical knowledge that includes how surgery affects a person’s body. They understand the limitations of surgery so you can be pushed appropriately to quicken your recovery. While you might be pushed, our physical therapist’s will not allow you to do any exercise that may slow your recovery or worsen your condition. 

Benefits of Pre and Post Operative Physical Therapy

Research supports pre/post operative physical therapy can have expansive benefits including:

  • Improve Operative Outcomes
  • Blood Flow
  • Prepare for operative procedures, both mentally and physically
  • Preventing blood clots
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Self-care training
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduce hospital stay length
  • Gait training
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Pain control/management 

What do you love doing? We can’t wait to get you back there with strengthening, mobility, range of motion, and balance training at Agile Physical Therapy.

While following your doctor’s protocol for movement, strengthening and movement is an important part of having a safe, expedient, and comprehensive recovery. Additionally, your doctor may recommend one of the following treatments which we can also provide: 

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Heat and Ice application
  • Ultrasound

Which surgeries can pre/post operative physical therapy help with?

If you don’t see your operation here? Don’t worry, just give us a call and we can tell you if we can help! 

  • Meniscectomy surgery
  • Ligament repair (ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL) surgery
  • Arthroscopic debridement
  • Total/partial knee replacement operation
  • Tendon repair surgery
  • Fractures
  • Bunionectomy operation
  • Bone spur removal surgery
  • Fractures or Fusions surgery
  • Ligament (ATFL) repair operation
  • Achilles tendon repair surgery
  • Total hip replacement operation
  • Arthroscopic Hip Debridement surgery
  • Labral or tendon repair surgery
  • Microdiscectomy surgery
  • Laminectomy surgery
  • Fusion surgery
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Labral Repair Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Tendon rupture repair operation
  • Post-traumatic fracture internal fixation surgery
  • Nerve relocation surgery
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