Surgery is never easy. It is a stressful and sometimes painful process. However, there is one key thing that you can do after surgery to prevent pain and help speed up your recovery, physical therapy (PT).
Today, many surgeons recommend starting PT almost immediately after surgery. At Next Level Physical Therapy & Athletic Performance, we offer a whole-body approach to our training. We provide tailored solutions to meet your short-term recovery needs and your long-term wellness goals.
If you are a post-operative patient or are considering physical therapy, contact our office at (661) 383-9828 to discuss how we can help.
What happens after surgery largely depends on the type of surgery that you have done. It is essential that you listen to the recommendations of your surgeon and follow their instructions carefully.
Your post-operation timeline may suggest:
The vast majority of surgeons are now recommending starting a physical therapy regimen soon after your operation. Beginning these strengthening exercises on schedule and continuing them can prove vital to your recovery.
After surgery, a person’s muscles can begin to weaken with fatigue losing strength and range of motion. Physical therapy not only helps you to regain that strength and improve the range of motion, but it also has several other less obvious benefits.
Benefits of physical therapy after surgery:
Physical therapy can also improve blood circulation and ensure that there are no problems between post-op visits with your surgeon. A physical therapist may observe a postoperative complication that needs to be addressed.
Whether you have just had surgery, have an operation planned in the future, or have suffered a debilitating injury, we can help. Numerous studies have shown the importance of physical therapy to a full recovery and long-term wellness.
If you are interested in taking your recovery to the next level, contact our office at (661) 383-9828 to schedule an evaluation today.