Pre-operative Rehabilitation helps to improve muscle memory for patients preparing to have surgery. The goal in Pre-op Rehab is to speed post-operative recovery. Many patients with upcoming surgeries go months or years avoiding the use of a certain area of the body. Through Pre-Op Rehab, Therapists can help patients to maximize the functional use of that body part before surgery.
Post-Operative Rehabilitation helps patients return to normal activities after surgery. Whether this means high-level sports or grocery shopping, the Therapist will create a Post-Op Rehab plan to fit the patient’s needs. The Therapist typically assesses the patient’s pre-existing level of function before determining how long post-operative care will last.
Who is a good candidate for Pre- or Post-Operative Therapy?
Patients commonly have rehabilitation therapy surrounding joint replacements, as well as knee, hip and shoulder surgeries.
How long does a session last?
Treatment varies depending on the type of procedure done.