Pain. Inflammation. Weakened muscles. Stiff joints. Limited mobility. Narrower range of motion.
These are some of the possible after effects of orthopedic surgery—and they can be very unpleasant for patients. Worse yet, if left unattended, they can lead to other complications including chronic, sometimes permanent, problems.
At Blue Sky Therapy, we understand the many tolls surgery can take on your body and spirit, and we are committed to mitigating them and helping you get back to your “usual self” as swiftly as possible. Our physical therapists provide personalized treatment plans for post-operative rehabilitation… and can help you start on your way to recovery before you’ve even had surgery.
Surely, you’ve heard of post-operative physical therapy before. But have you heard of pre-operative physical therapy? If you haven’t, don’t worry. Most people aren’t aware of it—or of the many benefits it can provide them.
Physical therapists in the Blue Sky Therapy family provide patients with personalized pre-operative physical therapy plans to help them prepare for, and more effectively recover from, their impending orthopedic surgeries.
Some of the ways in which pre-operative orthopedic PT will help you before and after your surgery include:
In addition to these benefits, pre-operative orthopedic PT also serves another very important function: It allows your physical therapist to establish a baseline for your range of motion and movement patterns, so that she/he can bring you back to it, or beyond, through post-operative physical therapy.
The importance of post-operative orthopedic physical therapy cannot be overstated. Without it, most patients will not be able to regain their full range of motion and strength, making it more difficult, or impossible, for them to return to their usual daily activities and making them more prone to re-injury.
If you are going to receive any type of orthopedic surgery, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with one of our therapists before your operation, so that she/he can determine appropriate treatment and help you recover as quickly and fully as possible.