Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists specialize in pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. Pre-surgical rehabilitation can help you increase functionality enough to avoid surgery or indicate whether surgical options may be required to support your quality of life.
If you elect to undergo surgery, post-surgical rehabilitation is extremely valuable to support your recovery with improved mobility, the restoration of function and improved strength.
Without pre- and post- surgical rehabilitation, patients typically take far longer to heal and may need multiple surgeries.
Reasons for Pre- and Post-surgical Rehabilitation
Whether pre- or post-surgical rehabilitation targets the restoration of your spinal cord movement and functionality, nerves or musculoskeletal system,our treatment options can help you manage pain, understand your medical condition and improve your well-being.
Pre- and 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
- Injury to spinal cord 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.
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How We Can Help
If you need pre- or 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
- walk again, first with crutches or a walker
- climb stairs, get up from a chair or bed, get in and out of a car, get dressed, bathe
- 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, improve balance and strengthen the musculature.
Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.
Recovery speed following a surgery is dependent upon the severity of the injury and the invasiveness of your surgical procedure.
The four steps in recovering from surgery include:
- Surgical recovery. This step is the first phase of healing, which focuses on pain management and determining how soon to move the affected area. The incision site needs to heal,and anti-inflammatory medicationis often required to reduce pain and swelling. Braces, slings, crutches or casts may be required to force immobility in some cases, while other surgeries require immediate strength building exercises.
- Building motion tolerance. This step is the second phase of healing, which focuses on soft tissue and joint mobilization training to get your body acclimated to its normal range of motion at the appropriate pace.
- Strength training. The third phase of physical therapy will help restore strength to the injured area and prevent the muscle weakness that is common in the four to six weeks following surgery.
- Restoring function. After enough motion and strength is regained, the fourth phase builds in balance and coordination activities that increase your speed and agility.