Physical therapy is an important part of recovery after orthopedic surgery.
Orthopedic surgeons are very good at what they do, but the final results of the total process are only as good as each individual’s commitment to work hard during physical therapy—even if it hurts.
Surgeons usually have their patients get started on simple exercises immediately following surgery; this helps prevent blood clots and allows the surgical site to heal faster because it keeps swelling down and facilitates better range-of-motion (ROM).
But they don’t strengthen muscles and improve strength and stability around the joint in question. That begins when you start formal physical therapy.
You can always do your therapy at a location close to home. But if you live near our office, our therapists specialize in the care and rehabilitation of orthopedic patients. They can prescribe home exercises to speed your recovery. And they can talk with your surgeon immediately if they have any concerns about your progress!
Besides its clinical value for you, our therapists enjoy helping patients recover quickly and completely. Their work is their hobby—and they love it!
They will teach you how to regain strength and ROM as efficiently as possible using safe techniques with proper form so that you don’t do more harm than good.