Surgical recovery covers a wide range of procedures. Recovering from a surgical procedure may require more time and visits depending on how invasive your surgery was. We are experienced in aiding and speeding the recovery from torn tendons and ligaments, joint replacements and minor surgical treatments. We work closely with your surgeon, following their protocol to help you get back to full function.
After your surgery, you will likely experience pain, inflammation and a loss of mobility in the surrounding muscles and joints; physical therapy will reduce these effects. Our therapists will design a treatment regimen that will:
- Reduce swelling
- Break down scar tissue
- Increase blood flow
- Reduce pain
- Increase mobility
As you expand your range of motion, we will isolate weak and healing muscles and tendons in order to bring them up to their original strength. If this isn’t done, the surrounding muscles tendons and ligaments will try to compensate for its weakness and that will cause tension that can lead to further problems.
Because we can’t be with you all day every day, we will give you a number of movements, exercises and stretches that you can do on your own at home. Correct movement and exercise performed outside of the clinic will help maintain the mobility we cultivate in the office. The more work you put in on your own, the faster you will recover and the stronger your recovering muscles, ligaments and tendons will become.
We will be there for you to make sure your recovery progresses quickly and steadily to your full range of motion and strength. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you through your recovery process and back to your normal life.