Post-Surgery Physical Therapy

How post-op physical therapy can aid in rehabilitation after surgery

If you are recovering from surgery, chances are that you are eager to get back to your normal routines. Before that can happen, your body needs some time to heal properly and regain its strength. From tasks as simple as walking, bathing, getting dressed or just taking care of yourself, physical therapy after surgery is one of the best and safest approaches to get back to a healthy and active lifestyle.

What is post-surgical physical therapy?

No matter what type of operation you’ve had, physical therapy is a tried and true way to help speed up your post-surgery recovery. Physical therapy treatment can improve your strength and mobility through exercises that are tailored specifically to you and your body’s needs.

After surgery, your tissues, muscles, and bones go through a period of healing. Because of this, your body needs to slowly return to everyday activities, which is why limiting mobility during recovery can sometimes result in improper healing. Side effects of this can include reduced range of motion, flexibility, and functionality.

Our goal here at One To One Physical Therapy is to safely get you to your prior level of physical function. This includes successfully returning to work, recreational activities and sports.

What benefits could working with a physical therapist after surgery provide?

  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce pain
  • Regain range of motion
  • Regain strength
  • Increase endurance
  • Returning to daily activities
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Minimize scar tissue

What types of surgical procedures tend to benefit most from post-surgery physical therapy?

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Bunionectomy

How can One To One Physical Therapy help me recover after a surgical procedure?

Blue cast on right armOur team of experienced professionals are here to assist you every step of the way, providing you with customized “one-to-one” care at our clinic in Tacoma, WA or via our digital Telehealth option. Our goal is to closely monitor your progress according to your physicians’ guidelines, as well as your individualized response to physical therapy treatment.

Together we’ll go over any post-surgical expectations, taking any precautions or restrictions into consideration, and from there our therapists will guide you through specific exercises, stretches, and other activities customized to assist in your healing, helping you to maximize your muscle strength, range of motion, and overall function.

If you’ve recently had an operation or have an upcoming surgery scheduled, give our team a call today to discuss your needs or plan ahead. Our “patient first” philosophy ensures you will receive thorough, friendly, and expert treatment customized to your specific needs and goals. We are committed to helping all of our patients continually improve their quality of life and look forward to helping you!