How Physical Therapy Helps in Post-Surgical Rehab
We provide rehabilitation for nearly every orthopedic surgery that is currently available. Our highly skilled and experienced physical therapists can guide you through the entire pre-surgical and post-surgical process so that you can maximize your outcomes and make the most out of any type of invasive procedure. Our goal extends beyond returning our patients to their prior level of function. We aim to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and increase strength to a degree that you can feel better than you have in years. The most common cause of an injury is to have a history of the same or similar injury. For that reason, it is important that you and your therapist work together in and out of the clinic to reach the highest functional level possible. Contact Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy today.
What is post-surgical rehab and what are the benefits?
Both pre- and post-surgical rehab are essential elements to successful patient outcomes. Post-surgical rehab with a physical therapist is especially important in order to make sure things go smoothly after your operation is done. This is because any type of surgery is a form of trauma and can affect the body differently. Even minor and uncomplicated surgical procedures can have a major impact on your health.
Individualized post-surgical rehab with a physical therapist not only minimizes your pain and accelerates your rate of healing (and return to sport or work). It also reduces the chances of post-operative complications including infections, bleeding, blood clots, muscle weakness, scar tissue formation, decreased function, and other factors which can negatively impact your long-term health.
Another critical reason for electing post-surgical physical therapy is that it can help you reduce or completely avoid prescription painkillers, including opioids. An opioid epidemic is currently gripping the country and impacting every socioeconomic class. According to the CDC, an estimated 115 people every day die from opioid overdose, and upwards of 29% of people, prescribed opioids will end up misusing these dangerous drugs!
For this reason, the CDC advises people to choose physical therapy over prescription painkillers whenever possible. For more details contact Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy at Allen, TX.