PRE- AND POST-SURGICAL REHABILITATION
Physical therapy is often recommended by referring physicians before or after surgery. Prior to surgery, physical therapy can help to maximize motion and strength to minimize loss after surgery. Post-surgical physical therapy can help to control pain, swelling and stiffness, loss of motion and strength, loss of function and manage scare tissue development. Our goal is to address these issues and help individuals return to their prior level of function and recreational activities.
The goal of physical therapy following joint replacement is to restore full movement, strength and function to the affected joint. Joint replacement surgery involves the introduction of metal or plastic prostheses into the affected area, most commonly knees and hips. Less common joint replacements include the shoulders and ankles.