Whether you have had a joint replacement, a tendon repair, or any other major surgery, a post-operative (“after-surgery”) therapy program is necessary for restoring joint movement, strength, and flexibility. Research shows that patients who participate in Physical Therapy following surgical procedures experience better outcomes with respect to function.
Surgery can affect your ability to perform everyday tasks and recreational activities due to resulting weakness and pain. Everyone’s goal is to recover quickly and completely, so that they can get back to the meaningful activities they love. More doctors and patients are incorporating Physical Therapy into the recovery process to promote healthy and successful outcomes after surgery.
Getting you moving is key to a healthy recovery. Physical Therapy can help you regain mobility recover faster, and it ensures that you are healing on a safe and appropriate timeline. Physical Therapy also serves as a great option for pain management to decrease dependency on medications such as opioids.