Post-Surgical Rehab and Orthopedic PT
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 post-op rehab 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 physical therapists 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 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 orthopedic therapist at Tri Physical Therapy in Brooklyn 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
Pain Reduction in Post-Surgical Care
Pain is a major issue after surgery. A qualified orthopedic PT helps you overcome your discomfort. Treating your pain reduces your need for dangerous and addictive painkillers. Your physical therapist is proficient with a massage. He 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 suggest orthopedic therapies that include:
POST-OP 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. 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 and you’re cleared to begin post-surgery 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 downstairs
- 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 doctor 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 to restore full function during your rehabilitation in concert with your surgeon. You 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. That way, you can avoid unnecessary discomfort.