Physical Therapy for Pre and Post Operative
Published on: April 16, 2021

Published By: Southwest Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy for Pre and Post Operative

Physical therapy plays such an important role in recovery and rehabilitation. To assist with your recovery, physical therapists are trained in pre and post-operative care for whenever surgery is needed due to an orthopedic injury. The great thing is that you can always find physical therapy near you.

Partial and total joint replacements are the most common surgeries that require physical and occupational therapy. The most commonly replaced joints are the shoulder, knee, and hip. In order to achieve the best possible clinical outcome, physical or occupational therapy is also required in other surgical procedures, like those used to repair other trauma such as serious fractures.

Orthopedic procedures that are common include:

  • Meniscus Repairs
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL)
  • Forearm/Wrist Fractures
  • Labrum Repairs
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Tendonitis
  • Total Joint Reconstruction
  • Stress Fractures

Post-Operative Pain

Southwest Physical Therapy guides you on the path to a full recovery from your procedure while helping you cope with post-operative rehabilitation. We help you prevent an injury from reoccurring and assist in your recovery with our post-operative care training. Southwest Physical Therapy’s post-op treatments range from rehabilitation for fracture repairs and arthroscopic procedures for the knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle, to cervical and lumbar disc surgeries, as well as total knee and total hip replacements. 

Post-Operative Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, New York

Post-operative care at Southwest Physical Therapy can commence as soon as the patient returns home from their procedure, or as soon as they are cleared by their doctor in cases of immobilization. Based on your age, injury, and body type, our team of skilled physical and occupational therapists immediately develops a customized recovery plan just for you. Until immobilization has been lifted by their doctor, an at-home program may be arranged for those whose immobilization does not allow them to see one of our staff. Standard post-operative movements involve range of motion exercises for isometric strengthening and to improve muscle and joint mobility, transfer training from chairs or beds to standing, and for gait training with assistive devices on both chairs and flat surfaces.  

It is vital that the patient not remain sedentary following subsequent surgical treatment for an injury. A broad spectrum of physical and occupational therapy options, such as myofascial release therapy, is offered across our convenient Big Apple location in Brooklyn, New York to all our patients at Southwest Physical Therapy. 

 Physical therapy helps keep you healthy and prevents injury. Your friendly neighborhood Southwest Physical Therapy works wonders with myofascial release therapy, so you are very fortunate that we are your physical therapy clinic near you in the Big Apple’s Brooklyn, NY. Call us TODAY for your FREE phone consultation and to set up your appointment. 

Or just drop on in – for the instant you walk through our door we’re family and you won’t be interrupting nor get kicked out. Seriously, you’ve suffered enough already with your condition that we can resolve. Come get the pain relief and improved mobility you’ve been dreaming about!

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