What is Post-Operative Physical Therapy?
Undergoing surgery takes a toll on your body both physically and mentally. While the goal of surgery is to improve one or more conditions to improve your quality of life, oftentimes, the journey to recovery doesn’t stop in the recovery room. The time spent right after the surgery is almost as important as the surgery itself, as incorrect healing can reverse any good the surgery has done.
Surgery can have a significant impact on your range of mobility and muscle strength, so depending on the surgery performed, physical therapy may be suggested or even required by your surgeon. For many people, entering into physical therapy after surgery can ensure a full and proper recovery and reduce the likeness for more surgery in the years to come.