Post-Surgical Rehab

Pre-surgery rehab exercise.

Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists specialize in post-surgical rehabilitation to restore movement and functionality after surgery for various medical conditions that impact the spinal cord, nerve and musculoskeletal system. Our treatment options can help you manage pain, understand your medical condition and improve your well-being.

Reasons for Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Whether your surgery supported giving birth, recovering from breast cancer, receiving a hip replacement or cleaning valves of the heart, physical therapy will support a faster recovery by speeding up the healing process and teaching you how to care for your injury as you return to your daily activities.

Post-surgical rehabilitation is frequently needed for the support of conditions like:

  • Amputation and prosthetics
  • Back and neck rehabilitation
  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Bowel and bladder rehabilitation
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Disabilities of aging
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury and osteoporosis
  • Stroke and traumatic brain injury

The target of rehabilitation is to enhance quality of life with personalized care that promotes independence and helps you feel motivated to take the journey to recovery.

Read more about physical therapy here.

How We Can Help

If you need post-surgical rehabilitation, our experienced physical therapists can help you improve your mobility, decrease your pain and regain your quality of life.

Physical therapy can help you:

  • manage pain and decrease swelling
  • regain mobility and increase flexibility
  • reduce the reliance on opioids for pain management
  • improve strength, mobility and balance
  • reduce scar tissue formation
  • reduce the development of secondary issues like blood clots, contractures and infections
  • recover faster

Med1Care Therapy Partner’s experienced therapists are trained in providing personalized rehabilitation. We will partner with your physician to help you build a unique treatment plan to restore your movement and function with specialized exercises and education on low impact ways to manage daily living, relieve pain, improve mobility, prevent disability, strengthen the musculature, and improve balance.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.

Physical Therapy is key to successful recovery after knee replacement. Training to use your new knee typically begins within a week of surgery and extends for three months.

  • Weeks 1-3: Focuses on pain reduction and moving with confidence using daily strengthening and flexibility exercises, knee bends, practice getting up from a seated position and walking. You will work toward bending the knee 90 degrees, straightening the knee fully and walking 10+ minutes with assistive devices.
  • Weeks 4-6: As strength increases you can rely on assistive devices less and introduce low-impact activities like swimming, cycling and longer walks. You will work toward bending the knee 120 degrees, climbing stairs and returning to household activities.
  • Weeks 7-12: With improved mobility you’ll add intense strength-building exercises like strenuous aerobics. Your PT will help you modify high-impact activities, so you can do them safely.
  • Weeks 12+: As your confidence and strength improve your physical therapy sessions can taper, as long as you continue to conduct the sessions at home.

Full recovery after knee replacement surgery can take up to a year.

It’s critical to do physical therapy to regain your strength and range of motion after a total hip replacement surgery.

Read more about exercises recommended by therapists for hip replacement here.

Yes. Physical therapy will also reduce your risk of future heart problems. However, cardiac rehabilitation isn’t appropriate for everyone. Your health team must approve your readiness for a rehab program.

Cardiac rehabilitation often includes:

  • Exercise training
  • Strength training
  • Emotional support
  • Lifestyle education, such as how to eat a heart-healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight and quit smoking

Read more about cardiac physical therapy here.