What is Pre-operative Physical Therapy? The purpose of pre-operative physical therapy is to prepare a patient for surgery. The better physically and mentally prepared you are for an operation, the better your outcome will be. If you’re going in for any surgery that will require post-operative physical therapy, pre-operative PT will benefit you. Partial and total joint replacements, stress fractures, tendinitis surgery, and meniscus repairs are a few examples. Physical therapy as part of pre-operative care can make joints more flexible for an easier to return to regular movement after surgery. It can also improve circulation, which goes a long way in the healing process.
What is Post-operative Physical Therapy? Post-operative physical therapy aims to get a surgery patient back to their regular level of functioning. A physical therapist will help a patient cope with pain, rebuild muscle and joint strength and stability, and overall assist in their recovery. JAG PT specializes in physical therapy care following total hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic repairs, bone fracture repairs, and surgery for intervertebral disc issues, among many others. We’ll come up with a customized plan for your needs that may include isometric exercises, gait training with assistive devices, assistance in standing, sitting, and movement, and other interventions that may be right for you.
JAG Physical Therapy is New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania’s leader in physical therapy for the recovery of knee, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow and back injuries. Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and facilities allow us to develop a rehabilitation plan specifically catered to each patient we see.
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