At Glenridding Physio, we specialize in pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation so you can get back on your feet faster. Our team of professionals will create a custom program tailored to your needs and help you reach your goals!
WHAT IS PRE AND POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION?
Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation are two types of physical therapy that are designed to help patients recover from surgery.
Pre-surgical rehabilitation involves preparing the body for an upcoming surgery. This may involve exercises and stretches that are designed to strengthen the muscles and improve flexibility. By improving physical fitness before surgery, patients may be able to recover more quickly and with fewer complications.
Post-surgical rehabilitation, on the other hand, is designed to help patients recover after surgery. Depending on the type of surgery, patients may experience a range of physical limitations, such as pain, reduced range of motion, weakness, and difficulty performing everyday tasks. Post-surgical rehabilitation may involve exercises, stretches, and other physical therapies to help patients regain strength and mobility.
In both cases, the goal of rehabilitation is to help patients recover as fully as possible and regain their independence and quality of life.
WHY PRE AND POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION IS IMPORTANT?
Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation are important for several reasons:
- Faster recovery: Pre-surgical rehabilitation can help prepare the body for surgery, which may result in a faster and smoother recovery. Similarly, post-surgical rehabilitation can help patients regain strength and mobility more quickly, allowing them to return to their daily activities faster.
- Reduce complications: By improving physical fitness before surgery, patients may be less likely to experience complications such as infections or blood clots. Post-surgical rehabilitation can also help reduce the risk of complications such as post-operative pain, swelling, and stiffness.
- Improved outcomes: Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation can help patients achieve better outcomes by improving their physical function and reducing the risk of complications. This may lead to shorter hospital stays, fewer re-admissions, and improved overall health outcomes.
- Better quality of life: Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation can help patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life. By improving their physical function, patients may be able to return to their normal activities, which can have a positive impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
In summary, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation are important because they can improve recovery times, reduce complications, improve outcomes, and ultimately, improve the quality of life for patients at Glenridding Physio.
HOW PRE & POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION IS DONE AT GLENRIDDING PHYSIO?
The specifics of pre and post-surgical rehabilitation will depend on the individual patient, the type of surgery they are undergoing, and their overall health and fitness level. However, there are some general principles that apply to both pre and post-surgical rehabilitation at Glenridding Physio.
Pre-surgical rehabilitation typically involves exercises and stretches that are designed to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance. This may include exercises that target specific muscle groups, such as the core, legs, or upper body. The goal of pre-surgical rehabilitation is to improve physical fitness and reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery.
Post-surgical rehabilitation will depend on the type of surgery, but typically involves a range of physical therapies designed to help patients regain strength and mobility. This may include exercises, stretches, and other treatments such as massage, heat therapy, or cold therapy. The specific exercises and treatments used in post-surgical rehabilitation will depend on the patient’s needs and abilities, but may include:
- Range of motion exercises: These exercises are designed to help patients regain flexibility and mobility in the affected area.
- Strengthening exercises: These exercises are designed to help patients rebuild strength in the affected area.
- Cardiovascular exercises: These exercises are designed to improve overall fitness and endurance, which can help patients recover more quickly.
- Pain management techniques: Depending on the type of surgery, patients may experience pain after the procedure. Post-surgical rehabilitation may include techniques such as heat therapy, massage, or acupuncture to help manage pain.
- Education: Patients may also receive education on proper posture, body mechanics, and other techniques to help prevent future injuries and promote long-term health.
In summary, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation involve a range of exercises and treatments designed to improve physical fitness, reduce the risk of complications, and promote a faster, smoother recovery. Call us to book an appointment with an specialists today.