Your physician may refer you physical therapy prior to your scheduled surgery. The purpose of pre-surgical physical therapy will vary. At minimum, your therapist will discuss your post-surgical precautions and/or restrictions. You may be instructed on how to safely move in bed, get in and out of a chair, and use an assistive device, such as crutches or a walker. You may be given exercises to perform at home in order to maximize your range of motion before surgery. Depending on your needs, you may be seen for one visit or you may be seen for multiple visits before your surgery.
Our goal during your post-surgical rehabilitation is to return you to your prior level of physical function. This includes successful return to your work, recreational activities, and competitive sports.
Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment sessions to closely monitor your progress and will advance you according to your response as well as your physician’s recommendations. We maintain regular communication with your surgeon to ensure your progress matches the rate of tissue healing so that your recovery is optimal.
Your participation in your rehabilitation is critical. On your first post-surgical visit, your therapist will work with you to establish your goals for therapy. Your therapist will review any post-surgical precautions you may have. You will also be prescribed a home exercise program so that you can continue your progress outside of therapy.