Premier Performance Physical Therapy

Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy located in Sugar Land, Katy and Pearland, TX

Pre and Post Operative Rehabilitation services offered in Sugar Land, Katy and Pearland, TX

Pre and postoperative rehabilitation helps you prepare for surgery and recover better afterward. Contact the dedicated specialists at Premier Performance Physical Therapy to learn more about how they can help you heal from surgery. They offer outstanding rehabilitation treatments that make a significant difference to successful surgery. Call Premier Performance Physical Therapy of Sugarland, Katy, and Pearland TX today or book an appointment online to see how you could benefit from pre-and postoperative rehabilitation.

What is pre- and postoperative rehabilitation?

Pre- and postoperative rehabilitation are physical therapy programs designed to help you improve your fitness and well-being before and after surgery.

Many people are familiar with the idea of postoperative rehabilitation to support healing and help you regain mobility following an operation. But preoperative rehabilitation to help you prepare for surgery is less well-known.

The Premier Performance Physical Therapy team excels in both pre- and postoperative rehabilitation.

What does preoperative rehabilitation involve?

Preoperative rehabilitation or prehabilitation enhances your fitness and function before surgery, helping to prepare your body for the stress and strain of major operations. Research proves that preoperative rehabilitation reduces postoperative recovery times and prevents patients’ anxiety about the procedure.

The time leading to planned surgery can be invaluable for preparing your body to cope with the adverse effects. Areas requiring surgery often experience strength, function, and motion reduction. Muscles surrounding the painful area are prone to size and strength loss (atrophy), and your joints may lose flexibility. 

Neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) activity at the surgical site decreases after an injury. If you don’t undergo surgery promptly, your entire body can lose fitness and muscle tone. Preoperative rehabilitation reduces swelling, pain, and loss of motion while improving muscle tone and neuromuscular activity.

The form your preoperative rehabilitation takes varies depending on your current fitness, age, and the surgery you need. Your therapist may give you exercises to do at home to maximize your range of motion before surgery and can also advise on using assistive devices, such as a walker or crutches.

What does postoperative rehabilitation involve?

During postoperative rehabilitation, the Premier Performance Physical Therapy team’s goal is to return you to your previous level of physical fitness and function. This includes getting you back to work and enjoying sports and recreational activities.

Your therapist provides one-on-one treatment to monitor your recovery closely. They communicate regularly with your surgeon, ensuring your progress matches tissue healing for optimal recovery. Techniques the Premier Performance Physical Therapy team might use include:

  • Active and passive stretching
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises
  • Endurance training
  • Balance exercises
  • Massage therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation

At your first postsurgical visit, your therapist works with you to establish postoperative rehabilitation goals and reviews any postsurgical precautions. You also get a personalized home exercise program so you can maintain your progress between physical therapy sessions.

To learn more about the benefits of pre- and postoperative rehabilitation, call Premier Performance Physical Therapy today or request an appointment via the online booking form.