Surgery can be stressful, and a lengthy recovery period can set you back when it comes to goals and independence. Surgical rehabilitation is designed to speed up your recovery, relieve pain, and help you regain your mobility, so you return to the activities you enjoy. Pooja Vashi, DPT, along with the skilled team at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy design personalized surgical rehabilitation protocols for many types of surgery. If you’ve recently had surgery or you’re planning a procedure in the future, schedule an evaluation for rehabilitation by calling the office in Clifton, New Jersey, or booking online today.
What is surgical rehabilitation?
Recovery after surgery takes some time; depending on the type of the procedure, inpatient surgery may require weeks or even months for a full recovery. Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a noninvasive treatment that reduces recovery time and ensures that your tissues heal properly.
The skilled team at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy designs personalized post-surgery rehabilitation plans using a variety of physical medicine techniques to relieve pain and improve physical function while preventing overexertion that can lead to injury or setbacks.
Which types of surgery require rehabilitation?
Recovery from many types of surgery can benefit from a post-surgical rehabilitation protocol.
Some of the most common types of surgery that benefit from rehabilitation include:
- Knee surgery
- Shoulder surgery
- Hip replacement
- Spine surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
Even minor surgeries such as those on the wrist or fingers may require some rehab to achieve optimal benefit.
What are the benefits of rehabilitation after surgery?
Rehabilitation can relieve pain, restore mobility, and improve physical function after surgery. It can also help:
- Regain strength
- Preserve flexibility
- Reduce scar tissue
- Reduce stress from surgery
Some surgeries, such as joint replacements, can permanently change the way your body moves and feels.
In these cases, as well as for some other types of major surgery, rehabilitation is necessary for you to regain your ability to perform daily activities, such as getting in and out of the car, climbing stairs, or bathing and dressing yourself.
What is involved in post-surgical rehab?
Post-surgical rehabilitation protocols vary greatly depending on individual factors such as the type of surgery you’ve undergone, your overall health and fitness, your age, your lifestyle, and other concerns.
The experienced providers at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy customize surgical rehabilitation treatment plans to the individual needs of each patient. Your treatment plan may include:
- Massage therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Manual therapy
Typically, rehabilitation sessions are 30-60 minutes in length. Your provider determines the number of weekly sessions and the overall duration of your rehabilitation protocol based on your individual needs.
If you’ve recently had a surgical procedure or your planning to have surgery soon, the experts at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy can make sure you recover completely, so you can participate in your daily life and the activities you enjoy without pain or risk of complications.
To schedule an evaluation for surgical rehabilitation at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, call the office today, or make an appointment online.