Patients are often referred to physical therapy before surgery to discuss post-surgical expectations, including precautions or restrictions and to maximize strength, range of motion, and function. You will learn a variety of skills that will be important after surgery including how to safely move in bed, get in and out of a chair, and use an assistive device such as crutches or a walker. You might also receive exercises to perform at home to optimize your movement prior to surgery.
After surgery, our goal is to return you to your prior level of physical function. This includes successful return to work, recreational activities, and/or competitive sports.
Our therapists provide one-on-one care to closely monitor your progress according to your physician’s guidelines as well as your individualized response to physical therapy. We maintain regular communication with your surgeon to ensure that your progress matches the expected outcome of your surgical procedure so that your recovery is optimal.
We strongly recommend you schedule your first post-surgical visit before you have surgery to ensure you are seen in a timely manner.
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