Surgical Rehab

At PRO Physical Therapy, we are experts in surgical rehab/post-orthopedic care. We work with many surgeons in the area because we want to give the patient the best outcome possible. We work with many Orthopedic Surgeons, so we are used to working with different surgical guidelines.

A patient’s ability to regain motion and strength and ultimately return to their daily activities depends on physical therapy.  The body will not regain normal motion without specific retraining, therefore, physical therapists are specifically trained to restore range of motion and strength without compensation. We are focused on preventing re-injury during the recovery process. The therapist can also provide the patient with specific guidelines to allow optimal healing.

The road to recovery doesn’t have to wait until after surgery. In fact, two aspects of the surgical experience critical to achieving a successful recovery are pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.

“At first I wasn’t sure about ASTYM. However, after the first treatment, I was convinced. It made so much of my pain from having surgery go away! After the first few treatments of ASTYM, it actually starts to feel good to get it done. Sometimes I wonder how I managed without it!” ~ Britni

Pre-Operative Rehab

Most of us are familiar with a comprehensive post-operative rehabilitation program. These are generally designed to promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, restore joint mobility, flexibility and strength. However, many of us are not aware of the benefits of a structured pre-operative or “pre-habilitation” program.

This is a program designed by your physical therapists to help you prior to surgery so that you can have a great outcome after surgery.

  • Mentally Prepare for Surgery

  • Reduce pain and inflammation

  • Strength muscles

  • Increase range of motion

  • Normalize movement patterns

  • Improve fitness level

  • Learn post-surgical exercises

Post-Operative Rehab

Physical therapy can start anywhere from a few hours to a few days after surgery. In some cases, there may be a period of immobilization following surgery.  Please ask your surgeon when they want you to start physical therapy.

Therapy is often divided into distinct phases. The first comes immediately after surgery when the body part may be immobilized while the pain and swelling subside. Next comes a series of progressively challenging exercises to restore range of motion, stability, and strength. The final goal is to return the patient to a pre-injury activity level. Post-operative treatments may specifically include:

  • Flexibility exercises

  • Muscle strengthening exercises

  • Posture, balance and coordination training

  • Gait analysis and training

  • Hands-on manual therapies

  • Self and home care instruction

Common Surgical Interventions We Treat

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Knee Arthoscopy
  • Menisectomy and Meniscal repairs
  • Multi-ligament reconstruction
  • Total Knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip labral repair
  • Cervical and lumbar fusion
  • Surgery for spinal stenosis
  • Disk replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder Labral repair
  • Ankle fusion and replacement
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome