Post Surgical Care in Farmingdale

While physical therapists offer a wider variety of services ranging from sports injury treatment to aquatic therapies, one very common service is post-surgical rehab. Rehabilitation following invasive surgeries is imperative in order to restore the patient’s full mobility and health. The overall goal of performing post operative rehabilitation is for the patient to return to a pre-surgical health status in regard to physical function. Post surgical rehabilitation often varies depending on which area surgery was performed on. Duration and intensity of rehabilitation will also vary on a case by case basis, with factors such as age and severity of the affected and/or injured area. Post surgical rehabilitation is most often necessary with the following types of invasive surgeries:

  • Shoulder surgery

  • Hip surgery

  • Ankle surgery

  • Foot surgery

  • Spinal surgery

Prior to starting postoperative rehabilitation, physical therapists will often assess the patient for levels of pain, strength, functional ability and range of motion.

While medicine may aid in reducing pain and inflammation following invasive surgical procedures, it is not the cure all for all symptoms and it will not help patients restore full strength. The following are some benefits of seeking post surgical rehabilitation:

  • Strengthening disused and weakened muscles

  • Restoring full mobility

  • Restoring normal, everyday movement habits

  • Compensation for functional loss

  • Decrease in swelling of the affected area

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, located in Farmingdale, NY, our physical therapists are equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you recover completely following surgery. Our trained and licensed physical therapists will be right alongside you every step of the way to ensure that you make a healthy, speedy recovery and restore full strength and mobility. Call our Farmingdale location at (516) 293-0565 to set up an assessment if you recently had surgery that requires rehabilitation. Our staff will ensure that you fully heal and that you receive service with a smile!

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