Regardless of the reason for your operation, we know one thing without even asking: you want to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Benefits Of Physical Therapy After Surgery
Physical therapy addresses the root cause of the problem, whereas pain medications only mask the sensation of pain. A physical therapist will use specialized treatments, therapies, and modalities to help you heal.
Following surgery, physical limits may arise, but luckily our physical therapist will demonstrate ways you overcome these constraints. This is achievable in many cases thanks to the use of assistive technology. Your rehabilitation plan will also include instruction on any lifestyle and/or nutritional modifications you may have made to enhance your long-term well-being, prevent damage, and eliminate the need for more surgery in the future.
Our Agoura Hills, CA physical therapists will build a recovery plan that is tailored to you in order to help you heal and get back to your usual everyday life.
The Benefits Of Choosing Physical Therapy Over Opioids
An opioid epidemic currently has America in its grasp and is impacting every socioeconomic class. For this reason, the CDC advises people to choose physical therapy over prescription painkillers whenever possible. Their website states that an estimated 115 people every day die from an opioid overdose, and upwards of 29% of people prescribed opioids will end up misusing these dangerous drugs.
Positive postoperative results are dependent on preoperative and postoperative preparation and healing. Perhaps one of the most vital reasons for choosing post-surgical physical therapy is the potential to help minimize or remove the need for prescription pain relievers, including opioids.
What Kind of Surgical Procedures Can Physical Therapy Help You Recover From?
Some common conditions that may lead to surgery include, but are not limited to:
Heart surgery – ablations, stent placements, cardiac pacemakers, etc
Full or partial knee replacements
Rotator cuff tears
ACL, MCL, and/or meniscus repairs
Total hip replacements
These treatments have a significant impact on your body that you should be aware of. Many operations have the potential to cause significant pain, irritation, movement restrictions, and inflammation.
Following your surgery, our physical therapists will help you get back on your feet.