Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation

Pre-Operative Rehabilitation

We believe that operative rehabilitation does not have to start after surgery. While post-operative surgery seems much more explanatory (healing, reduction of pain, mobility restoration, strength regain). However, there are many benefits associated with our pre-operative programs, designed to help your body prepare for operations. The goals of a pre-operative program include:

  • Reduce any pre-pain and inflammation
  • Improving mobile control of the injured area
  • Improved overall well-being and fitness, as well as mental preparation for surgery
  • Begin to understand the exercises that you will perform after operation



Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Physical therapy services are typically recommended following orthopedic surgeries (knee, shoulder, hip, wrist, neck, foot, hand, ankle, and spine operations). Our physical therapy plans start anywhere from hours to days after your operation, and will always be designed with your surgery and injury at the forefront of mind. Post-operative surgery first addresses body pain and swelling that occurs after operation. As your body heals, our therapy plan transitions to more challenging exercises that aim to restore your strength, balance, and range of motion. The final goal of post-operative therapy is to help you return to a complete activity level. Treatments in our plan may include:

  • Strategies for pain reduction (ice, heat, electrical stimulation)
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Strength exercises
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Posture, balance, and coordination training
  • Home exercise instruction