Get Back to Your Life Faster with Physical Therapy After Your Surgery
Want to heal from your surgery as soon as possible? We understand that all surgeries are different and everyone tends to respond a bit differently to each one.. Surgeries can be intense events and most people who experience them find it difficult to quickly return to their normal routine. It’s only natural that you may wonder how long you’ll be unable to work, play the sports you love, or function independently.
If you have a procedure coming up while you’re preparing for the surgery, it’s natural to be a little anxious and wonder how easy it will be for you to recover.
Luckily, understanding that you have a post-surgical rehabilitation schedule can help to relieve some of the stress.
We’re trained specialists who know how to properly evaluate a variety of pain conditions and create a recovery plan so you can get back to your life faster!
Common surgical procedures physical therapy can help you recover from
- Full or partial joint replacements
- Rotator cuff repairs
- ACL, PCL and/or meniscus repairs
- Spinal laminectomy, facetectomy, fusions
- Internal fixations following a broken/displaced bone
The impact of these procedures on your body should not be underestimated. Most procedures result in some level of pain, inflammation, mobility limitations, and swelling.
After your procedure, our New York physical therapists will teach you the correct and safest way to get back to doing the things you love.
Benefits of physical therapy after surgery
Our New York physical therapists will build you a recovery plan that includes tailored stretches and exercises in order to facilitate healing and get back to your usual everyday life. You will be taught how to safely return to your routing and how to perform some movements you may have thought you’d never be able to do again! Central Park Physical Therapy will help you get to your optimal levels of function after surgery.
To optimize your long-term well-being, prevent injury, and avoid the need for more surgery in the future, part of your recovery plan will also provide education on any lifestyle and/or dietary improvements you may have made.
Choosing physical therapy for recovery
Another significant reason to choose post-surgical physical therapy is the potential to help minimize or remove the need for prescription pain relievers, including opioids.
An opioid epidemic is currently gripping the country and impacting every socioeconomic class. According to the CDC, an estimated 115 people every day die from an opioid overdose, and often times they are following the prescription correctly!.
For this reason, the CDC advises people to choose physical therapy over prescription painkillers whenever possible.
Pre- and post-operative recovery are critical for positive postoperative outcomes. Any type of surgery can be viewed as a form of trauma and can have many effects on the body.
Even mild, uncomplicated surgical procedures can have a major effect on your health. Because of this, post-operative recovery is especially important to ensure that everything goes smoothly after the surgery.
Individualized post-operative therapy with a physical therapist can minimize the chances of postoperative complications, such as infections, bleeding, blood clots, muscle weakness, scar tissue, diminished function, and other factors that could harm your long-term health.
Post-surgical rehab can have you back on your feet quicker than you thought
Don’t wait to set up your post-operative rehabilitation plan. If you’re planning to have surgery soon, give us a call today so we can help you get ahead of the game!
We’ll give you everything you need to get back to your life as quickly and as easily as possible!