When conservative treatment options for an injury or health condition fail to provide effective relief, many physicians will recommend surgery.
It is normal to be a bit nervous when planning for surgery, wondering how quickly you’ll be able to get back to doing all the things you love.
What’s involved in a post-surgical treatment plan?
The days and weeks following a surgical procedure you most likely will incur at least some degree of pain, inflammation, swelling and physical limitations. Physical therapy can help relieve pain and swelling and resolve any functional limitations.
At Newport Physical Therapy we use specialized methods, techniques, and modalities, such as ultrasound, laser therapy, electrical stimulation, BFR, exercises and manual techniques to help you recover and get back to your normal daily life and sports. We collaborate with your surgeon regarding your post-surgical guidelines to keep you safe and promote the best possible recovery.
Early in recovery our physical therapist can advise you on ways to accommodate limitations, such as how to go up and down the stairs, put on clothes, or get in and out of a car. This may be done with the assistance of adaptive devices to compensate for reduced movement. By making these adjustments, you will be able to move around comfortably while also working to restore the normal range of movement in your body.
As you progress in your recovery we begin to shift your treatment to functional exercise progression to make sure you not only can perform the activities you love or return to sport but we want to make sure you are living a healthy life, even after your post-surgical rehab treatments are over. Because of this, part of your treatment plan will also include education on changes you can make in order to optimize your long-term health, avoid injuring yourself and avoid the need for additional surgeries in the future.
See this link “Injuries and Conditions” for details of your surgery or injury.