Whether you have just had major or minor surgery, your body will need to go through a recovery period before you can return to business as usual. Fortunately, Sports Injury & Physical Therapy has a team of specialists ready to offer you the post-surgical rehab you need. We aim to make your recovery smooth, speedy, and effective.

What Does Post-Surgical Rehab Involve?

There are two types of post-surgical or post-operative rehab — inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient post-surgical rehab begins the day after your surgery, with the treatment varying depending on the surgery you underwent.

Common inpatient post-operative rehab treatments include:

  • Movement assistance
  • Discharge advice
  • Breathing and circulation exercises
  • Tailored exercises

Your physiotherapist will then develop a tailored treatment plan that could include a combination of massage, guided exercises, and other techniques.

After you are released from the hospital, you might stay at a rehab center or undergo your rehab at an outpatient center at least once a week. In some cases, your physiotherapist might come to your home.

Why Post-Surgical Rehab Is Important to Your Recovery

Since surgery is essentially a form of trauma, how your body reacts will vary. This means that even uncomplicated or minor surgeries can have significant effects on your health and overall wellbeing.

Therefore, undergoing rehabilitation after surgery is essential. Post-surgical rehabilitation goes a long way in helping your recovery go as smoothly as possible, helping you:

  • Improve your movement and range of motion
  • Reduce pain
  • Streamline the recovery process
  • Reduce the chances of developing post-surgery issues such as decreased function
  • Reduce the risk of infections like blood clots
  • Strengthen your muscles
  • Learn how to walk again, first with a walker or crutches, then on your own
  • Perform daily activities like getting out of bed, climbing stairs, bathing, and getting dressed

Professional Post-Surgical Rehab

It is crucial that you get the right kind of assistance during your rehab if you are to make a full recovery. At Sports and Physical Therapy, we employ a holistic approach to your post-surgical rehab, focusing on your emotional and mental health as well as your physical wellbeing.

With over 25 years of experience, we use our extensive expertise to create an environment conducive to your healing. In doing so, we can shorten your recovery time and make it run more smoothly.

Reach out to Sports and Physical Therapy today at (727) 308-5446 and enjoy the many benefits our post-surgical rehab offers.