Post-Operative Physical Therapy
Surgery puts your body through enormous trauma. Your body needs time and special care to return to its former glory. Once the initial resting phase is over, it’s time to get moving. You may not feel like exercising, yet. But physical therapy helps speeds up your recovery. Measured and targeted post-surgery movement is key to timely rehabilitation. It’s important to use the proper form and pace. With post-op physical therapy in Brooklyn, you receive professional guidance. We help you reach your optimum orthopedic therapy, rehabilitation, and recovery.
Any surgery you have requires orthopedic therapy and rehabilitation. This means a combination of rest and exercise. This combo encourages healing, strength, and prevents further complications.
After surgery, your tissue, muscle, ligament, and cartilage need targeted orthopedic and sports physical therapy movement and stimulation to recover.
Physical therapy (PT) or orthopedic therapy is key to a successful recovery after surgery. Meeting with your physical therapist before your surgery can be a good idea. Begin communicating and establishing a program of recovery. Your Brooklyn orthopedic therapist at Tri Physical Therapy in Brooklyn NY helps you use the best techniques and technology for a quick and effective recovery. Overall, PT helps you get your body back in motion and:
- Regain full range of motion
- Overcome pain and discomfort
- Relearn proper techniques to complete your daily tasks
- Allow you to resume your exercise routine and sports participation
- Strengthen your muscles to ease pressure on your joints and bones
- Regrow tissue properly
HOW DO I REDUCE PAIN IN POST-OPERATIVE CARE?
Pain is a major issue after surgery. A qualified orthopedic physical therapist helps you overcome your discomfort. Treating your pain reduces your need for dangerous and addictive painkillers. Your physical therapist in Brooklyn is proficient with massage. She uses techniques to ease your soreness and stiffness. This is useful if surgery compromised your range of motion. Surgery leads to increased muscle tension. So targeted massage and stretching techniques decrease that soreness.
Physical therapists use rest, ice, and heat therapy to relieve your pain. In addition to that, they exploit other advanced orthopedic physical therapy techniques. They are educated in methods designed to ease pain and get you ready to resume your daily routine as soon as possible.
Therapy depends on the type of surgery you had. Your current level of fitness is taken into account. A doctor may order specific therapy. Your Brooklyn physical therapist may suggest orthopedic therapies that include:
POST-OP PHYSICAL REHABILITATION: WHAT TO EXPECT?
Physical therapy is a crucial part of post-operative healing after any surgery.
The goal of orthopedic physical therapy is to stimulate growth and healing. You simultaneously regain strength and range of motion. You’re encouraged to work with your physical therapist. Pushing yourself may be what you need or may be harmful to your recovery.
Your physical therapist makes a long-term plan based on your unique needs. At TRI PT center, you receive personalized, hands-on, one-on-one professional orthopedic and sports physical therapy treatment and attention. Following your plan gets you back to normal functioning as quickly and safely as possible. Once and you’re cleared to begin post-operative rehab exercises we can help you can tackle mobility, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises, such as:
- Walking with assistance
- Walking on your own
- Walking up and down stairs
- Gradually building distance
WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC PT TECHNIQUES YOU USE?
Specific orthopedic manual physical therapy approaches are designed to meet your lifestyle and full-body motion goals. These treatments may include:
- Runner’s knee exercises or racer’s recovery
- Targeted sports exercises
- Functional exercises
- Exercises following broken bone surgery
Physical therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach for your best Brooklyn PT professional. There are unique approaches required for proper healing. For example, if surgery affected your:
LONG-TERM HEALING AND CARE WITH ORTHOPEDIC THERAPY NEAR YOU
The goal of physical therapy is not just to reduce pain and restore function. Physical therapy prevents re-injury. You relearn how to function correctly. You may find that your body wants to move in unhealthy ways. It may be easier and less painful after surgery. Your physical therapist analyzes your walk to help you prevent further injury. She may even correct a lifetime of poor posture or an improper gait.
Rely on your therapist at TRi Physical Therapy, in concert with your surgeon, to restore full function during your rehabilitation. You may even improve your overall performance. The tools and techniques used in PT ensure your overall health and well-being. Get started today.