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Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy

What is Pre-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. Our physical therapists are here for you. Research
reports that preoperative strengthening can not only make a significant difference in how fast
and well you recover, but also a cost savings in post-operative needs. Pre-surgical physical
therapy is performing strengthening prior to your surgery. Make an appointment with our
trained physical therapists today!

How Can Physical Therapy Help With Getting Ready For Surgery?

Physical therapists have their Doctorate in Physical Therapy, justifying their substantial medical
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 physical therapists will not allow you to do any exercise
that may slow your recovery or worsen your condition. Furthermore, the benefits of pre-surgical
physical therapy are expansive and include:

  • Improve Surgical Outcomes
  • Circulation
  • Prepare for surgical 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? 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 part of your pre-surgical physical therapy:

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Heat and Ice application
  • Ultrasound

What Surgeries Can Physical Therapy Help With?

  • Meniscectomy
  • Ligament repair (ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL)
  • Arthroscopic debridement
  • Total/partial knee replacement
  • Tendon repair
  • Fractures
  • Bunionectomy
  • Bone spur removal
  • Fractures or Fusions
  • Ligament (ATFL) repair
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Total hip replacement
  • Arthroscopic Hip Debridement
  • Labral or tendon repair
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Fusion
  • 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 Pre-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!

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