Advances in minimally invasive surgery for musculoskeletal issues have improved greatly over the years leading to quicker and less painful recoveries. As great as that sounds, patients generally need physical therapy to help reduce pain along with restoring motion and function of the injured or damaged area in order to obtain the maximum level of improvement.
Customized plans for each patient
Many of the protocols for rehabilitative treatment are the same, however, we realize each patient has a unique situation. What is effective for one person is not necessarily appropriate for another patient. That is why we do comprehensive evaluations that allow us to design programs based on your capabilities, your health, and your goals. Our approach to a high performing athlete is different from a middle-age recreational athlete. Treatment plans for seniors, who are in great physical shape, and want to return to competitive sports are different from baby-boomers, with arthritis, who don’t maintain an active lifestyle or a student athlete who is still growing and dealing with hormonal imbalances.
Prehabilitation before surgery can often speed up recovery
When possible and appropriate, we encourage surgical patients to visit us before their procedure for Prehabilitation therapy in order to improve strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning. With joint replacement specifically, the evidence is clear that it speeds up recovery and saves money. We also see the same benefits of physical therapy for patients undergoing spine surgery. The bottom line for any surgery is the healthier and fitter a patient is going in the healthier they should be coming out.
Knowing who you are and listening to you combined with objective measurements, allows us to help you achieve a positive result and help get you back to your life in the quickest and safest timeframe possible.