Pre- and Post- Surgical Care

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we treat patients with both presurgical and postsurgical care.

A surgery such as a total knee or hip replacement can mean a long recovery process. This often leads patients to reconsider surgery, thus putting it off and allowing the injury and pain to worsen. What most people don’t realize is that you can undergo physical therapy before your surgery. Seeking pre-surgical physical therapy can help patients return to their normal, active lives at a quicker rate following the operation.

Presurgical physical therapy is important because it provides patients with the tools to maintain a healthier lifestyle and ensure a faster recovery process. Patients who underwent presurgical therapy for total joint replacement saw a 29% decrease in their rehabilitation time, saving them thousands of dollars in care costs. It’s important not to mistake pre-rehabilitation as a replacement for other forms of post-surgery rehabilitation. It’s an integral part of the process that strengthens the patient’s full range of motion to make post-surgical therapy easier and less painful.

Post-surgery physical therapy is what most people are most familiar with.  While prehab is not always required by your surgeon, post-surgery rehab is necessary to reduce pain and restore your natural mobility. Your physical therapist will work on improving your mobility and ensure you are pain-free. They will assist you in creating a personalized recovery plan that’s unique and tailored to your own needs and individual goals. This is crucial in the healing process because consistent movement is vital to your overall quality of life. Your therapist can also help you reduce the use of prescription drugs. Although prescription painkillers may perform an important function at the beginning of your recovery process, excessive use of opioids over time could lead to severe complications. Physical therapy provides a holistic approach to long-term health and wellness.

At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we can assist you in any pre- or post- surgical care needs. Schedule an appointment with us or call to find out how we can help!

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