Post-Surgical Physical Therapy
What is Post-Surgical Physical Therapy?
Get back to your favorite sport or activity with Agile Physical Therapy! We know that recovering from a major
surgery can be physically and emotionally challenging and our physical therapist are here for you. Research
reports that postoperative strengthening for your injury can make a significant difference in how
fast and well you recover. Post-surgical physical therapy is performing physical therapy after your surgery.
It has been well-known in research to promote faster and better recoveries. Make an
appointment with our trained physical therapists today!
How Can Physical Therapy Help After Surgery?
Physical therapists have their Doctorate in Physical Therapy, justifying their substantial medical
knowledge that includes how surgery affects a person’s body. Additionally, they understand
the limitations of surgery so you can be pushed in the appropriate way to quicken your
recovery and return to sport . While you might be pushed, our PTs will not allow you to do any
exercise that may slow your recovery or worsen your condition. Furthermore, research
supports the benefits of post-surgical physical therapy are expansive and include
- Improve Surgical Outcomes
- Prepare for surgical procedures, both mentally and physically
- Preventing blood clots
- Self-care training
- Reduced risk of infection
- Reduce hospital stay length
- Gait training
- Pain control/management
What Surgeries Can Physical Therapy Help With And How?
What do you love doing? As a matter of fact, strengthening and mobility, while
following your doctor’s protocol for movement, is an important part of having a safe,
expedient, and comprehensive recovery. Your doctor may recommend one of the
following treatments as apart of your post-surgical physical therapy.
- Electrical Stimulation
- Heat and Ice application
If you don’t see your operation here don’t worry, just give us a call and we can tell you if we can
- Ligament repair (ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL)
- Arthroscopic debridement
- Total/partial knee replacement
- Tendon repair
- Bone spur removal
- Fractures or Fusions
- Ligament (ATFL) repair
- Achilles tendon repair
- Total hip replacement
- Arthroscopic Hip Debridement
- Labral or tendon repair
- Disc replacement
- Spinal Cord Surgery
- Labral Repair
- Rotator Cuff Surgery
- Tendon rupture repair
- Post-traumatic fracture internal fixation
- Nerve relocation
What Makes Agile Different In Post-Surgical Physical Therapy?
At Agile, we take a multifactorial approach to pain management. Shared decision making and
evidence-based medicine are the pillars of our treatments. We get you active as soon as
possible within the limitations of your injury. There are exercises you can do TODAY to help
decrease your current pain. Make an appointment with an Agile physical therapist today!