Pre-and Post-Operative Orthopedic Therapy

Let Our Physical Therapists Help You Recover from Your Surgery

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.

Pre-Operative Orthopedic PT: Prepare Yourself for Recovery

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:

  • Strengthening your muscles and honing your muscular control, so that your body is in the best shape to meet the challenges you will face after surgery
  • Familiarizing you with the exercises you will perform as part of your post-operative PT plan
  • Mentally preparing you for surgery and providing you with other lifestyle suggestions to improve your chances of a speedy, full recovery
  • Improving your fitness and overall well-being

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.

Post-Operative Orthopedic PT: Your Recovery Depends on It

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.

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We live and work toward patient total health and success every single day.

“The friendliness and compassion of each therapist has for every patient is remarkable. They are very knowledgeable about every aspect of therapy. They listened to my concerns and did an excellent job! Blue Sky really cares about their patients!”
“All the therapists are courteous and care for their patient’s well-being and progress.”
“I love those girls in therapy and I truly do not know what I would have done without them. They are my angels, each and every one of them. What a wonderful experience I had with them, we laughed and cried and hurt together, but it sure was worth it as I am going back home to live. I never thought I would ever live alone again and they made my dreams come true! I would and will recommend HCV with the therapy girls from BlueSky to everyone I come in contact with and I can really talk a lot. Thank you for giving me my life back!”
“I really appreciated the kindness and support of all the therapists for PT, OT and ST. Thank you for a wonderful first therapy experience!”
“I wouldn’t be going home today if it wasn’t for all the great therapy and care I received. The therapists were extremely helpful with providing me with information and techniques on ways of getting around once I was home.”
“I’ve had therapy before, but your therapists are the happiest people and actually make therapy FUN! Thank you for a great experience!”
“I will miss everyone that worked with me! Their expertise is exceptional! I recommend Blue Sky over anywhere else! Thank you for helping me get to have a normal life again!”
“I loved the way the therapists praised and encouraged my efforts to meet each new challenge!”
“The atmosphere in the therapy room was always relaxed, which made me very comfortable. It was a pleasure to work with all of the therapists!”
“Therapists were encouraging and supportive of my needs. They pushed me to keep me moving forward in my rehabilitation at a pace that was positive. Everyone was very upbeat!”

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