Surgery puts your body through enormous trauma, so it needs time and special attention to return to its former glory. Once the initial resting phase is over, though, you need to get moving. Your body is made to move, even though it may be telling you otherwise after surgery. But the post-surgery movement you do must be measured and targeted, using proper form and pace. You get professional guidance to reach your optimum rehabilitation and recovery with post-op physical therapy in Brooklyn.
Pretty much any surgery you have requires rehabilitation steps for the best results in your recovery. This generally means some combination of rest and exercises to encourage healing, build strength and prevent further complications. After most surgeries, your tissue, muscle, ligament and cartilage can’t recover properly without targeted movement and stimulation.
Physical therapy is key to successful rehabilitation after surgery. Meeting with your physical therapist before your surgery can be a good idea as well, to begin communicating and establishing a program of recovery. We help you use the best techniques and technology to recover effectively and quickly. 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
Pain Reduction in Post-Surgical Care
Pain is a major issue after surgery. A qualified orthopedic PT helps you overcome your discomfort. Timely and proper treatment of your pain reduces your need for dangerous and addictive painkillers. Your physical therapists are proficient with a massage. They use techniques to ease your soreness and stiffness. Massage is extremely useful if surgery compromises 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. Additionally, they exploit other advanced orthopedic physical therapy techniques. Our physical therapists use 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 suggest orthopedic therapies that include:
- Manual therapy
- Spinal and joint manipulation
- Shockwave therapy
- Active release technique
- Graston technique
- Trigger point therapy
- Trigenics therapy
- Laser therapy
- Lymphatic drainage massage
- Cupping therapy
- Spinal decompression
Physical therapy is a crucial part of post-operative healing after surgery.
The goal of orthopedic physical therapy is to stimulate growth and healing. Additionally, you regain strength and range of motion. You’re encouraged to work with your physical therapist.
Your physical therapist makes a long-term plan based on your unique needs. You receive personalized, hands-on, one-on-one professional orthopedic and sports physical therapy treatment and attention at TRI PT center. Following your plan gets you back to normal functioning as quickly and safely as possible. Once you are admitted to begin post-surgery rehab exercises, we can help improve your mobility, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises, such as:
- Walking with assistance
- Walking on your own
- Walking up and downstairs
- Gradually building distance
More Specific Techniques
Specific orthopedic approaches to manual physical therapy 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 methods required for proper rehabilitation. You may need different approaches, if surgery affected your:
- Knee physical therapy after knee surgery is recommended
The goal of physical therapy is not just to reduce pain and restore function, but also to prevent re-injury and to relearn how to function correctly. You may find that very often, your body wants to move in unhealthy ways because it’s easier and less painful after surgery. For example, your physical therapist analyzes your walk to help you prevent further injury and to possibly 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 performance overall. The tools and techniques used in PT ensure your overall health and well-being.