You just discovered that you need surgery, and your physician suggests physical therapy. Now what?
The importance of pre and post-surgery physical therapy can not be understated. Here is why. Physical therapy shortens hospital stays and increases motion, agility, and strength. It also helps you manage post-surgery pain. Pre-surgery physical therapy can be just as beneficial as post-op therapy.
You may expect post-surgery physical therapy, but therapy before surgery is essential. Here are just a few reasons to consider adding physical therapy to your pre-surgery plan:
Post-Surgery Physical Therapy
Your post-op physical therapy may start in the hospital or shortly after release. Physical therapy will be essential in your recovery and return to a normal lifestyle. What can you expect with post-surgery physical therapy? Here are just a few expectations:
Your therapy specialist may use ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and manual therapy to restore blood flow to the affected tissue. New exercises may be added to your therapy plan as your flexibility and range of motion improve. Included in your therapy plan will be at-home exercises.
The Therapy Network understands the importance of pre and post-surgery physical therapy. We have appointments available today. If you have learned that you will have surgery, now is the time to contact one of our six locations in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, Virginia.