Have a Surgery Coming Up? Book Ahead With Your PT
Do you have a surgery planned soon? It’s natural to be concerned about how well the surgery is going or how long the recovery will take. The prospect of surgery can be both intimidating and frightening.
Many people that participate in pre-operative physical therapy report quicker and less stressful recoveries following the procedure.
At Central Park Physical Therapy we can help you put your mind at ease. Call us today at (212) 765-4800 to learn more about how you can benefit from pre-surgical physical therapy!
How does pre-hab help you recover?
Surgery can have a crippling effect on the body, so it is typically performed only when no other options are available.
According to the National Institutes of Health, participating in pre-surgical exercise therapy will improve your postoperative outcomes and shorten your recovery period.
Pre-hab exercises are designed to improve the range of motion and movement habits before and after surgery. Pre-hab aids in the preparation of the body for surgery by increasing intensity and facilitating pain relief before surgery. By cultivating an overall sense of well-being, you can also emotionally schedule, ensuring that you are doing everything possible to ensure the best results.
When you are as strong, flexible, and healthy as you can be after surgery, you will be able to regain normal function much more quickly. By consulting with one of our New York physical therapists, you can find out what treatment plan is best for you to achieve optimum results.
6 reasons to choose physical therapy before surgery
Starting a pre-hab program means that you will be able to establish a positive training routine that you will already be used to before your surgery and that you can also partake in during recovery for a better outcome. Here are six
1. It decreases your risk of developing complications
Physical therapy methods (particularly those that include exercise programs) can aid in the improvement of your strength and endurance. As a result, the overall immunity will increase, making the chance of infection after surgery much less likely.
2. Improving overall outcome of surgery
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that pre-hab can improve the overall outcomes of surgery, and can even help in saving money if everything goes smoothly. The stronger you are before the surgery, the more likely the surgery will be successful.
3. It decreases recovery time.
Having strong and toned muscles before surgery helps you get back to your routine much quicker. Your recovery should go much smoother than it would without physical therapy treatment if you choose to complete a pre-hab program before your surgery.
4. It relieves your pain from the start.
No matter what your surgery might be for, through pre-hab, our physical therapist may help reduce your existing discomfort, as well as decrease the chances of you being in serious pain after your operation. A variety of techniques, like exercise, massage, or ice and heat treatments, may be utilized to help ease or eliminate your pain.
5. It improves your stamina
Whatever surgery a person has to have, they almost always experience a lack of strength and control over their bodies and energy levels afterward. Pre-hab, on the other hand, can help to minimize how much power is wasted by increasing a person’s flexibility before the surgery. Physical exercise before surgery will improve general stamina and make the surgery much easier.
6. You may avoid surgery altogether
You read that right! There is a chance that you may not require surgery at all. At Central Park Physical Therapy we have saved numerous patients from getting surgery even when it was recommended by multiple surgeons. We have been able to restore full function and abolish pain without surgery that many patients have canceled their procedure.
We are committed to providing you with the best care services available at our New York physical therapy clinic.
It is important to get started as soon as possible for the best results. If you’re planning to have surgery soon, please contact one of our qualified team members today.