What is post-surgical rehabilitatioin?
Surgery alone won’t get a patient back to their ideal level of function and well-being. Post-surgical physical therapy can make all the difference in a patient’s ability to achieve a successful outcome. A physical therapist can help post-surgical patients move again as soon as possible—without risking further injury or complications. The muscles surrounding the area where surgery occurred tend to become very tense during the recovery period, and can add to the patient’s pain. Physical therapists are skilled in releasing that tension so the patient can actually move, enabling them to make a faster and more complete recovery.