Post-Surgical Rehab and Orthopedic PT
Surgical intervention can cause certain negative effects on your body. After surgery, you may need time and special care to recover and improve your well-being. Indeed, it can be quite difficult to start moving and exercising. But you should understand that post-surgical rehab is aimed at your fast recovery.
Understanding and purposeful movements after surgery are the keys to appropriate rehabilitation. If you want to recover after surgery as soon as possible, contact physical therapists in Brooklyn. Professional therapists at Tri Physical Therapy in Brooklyn create a treatment plan according to your needs and possibilities. Proper physical therapy promotes healing, strengthening, and prevents further complications.
After surgery, your tissue, muscle, ligament, and cartilage require targeted orthopedic and sports physical therapy movement and stimulation to recover.
Physical therapy 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. Сontact your physical therapist to create a program of recovery. Your orthopedic therapist at Tri Physical Therapy in Brooklyn helps you use the best techniques and technology for quick and effective rehabilitation. 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:
POST-OP REHABILITATION: WHAT TO EXPECT?
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
WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC PT TECHNIQUES YOU USE?
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:
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. It helps you relearn how to function correctly. You may find that your body wants to move in unhealthy ways. Such movements may be easier and less painful after surgery. Your doctor analyzes the way you walk to help you prevent further injury and may even correct a lifetime of poor posture or an improper gait.
Rely on your therapist at TRi Physical Therapy to restore full function during your rehabilitation with your surgeon. Physical therapy may even improve your overall performance. The tools and techniques used in PT ensure your overall health and well-being. Get started today.
How soon do I start physical therapy after orthopedic surgery?
After orthopedic surgery, patients usually begin with passive exercises. Your PT does the movements while you relax. These exercises improve mobility and blood flow while your body heals.
Once cleared, your physical therapist gradually works on increasing muscle mass, flexibility, and joint mobility. Each week, your orthopedic physical therapy specialist will introduce new exercises or add weight to old ones.
Is orthopedic physical therapy painful?
Your muscles may be sore when you first start working out with our orthopedic physical therapist. We recommend using a heat or ice pack for several minutes before leaving our Brooklyn physical therapy office.
You should be sore but not in pain after a vigorous physical therapy session. Notify your PT if you experience pain during or between sessions. This may help you avoid unnecessary discomfort.