Prepare for a Better Surgical Outcome with Pre-Surgical PT
Get Back to Life Faster! Get Started Ahead of Time
Do you have a surgery scheduled in the immediate future? It's normal to be a little nervous about how well the surgery is going or how long your recovery time is going to be. The idea of surgery can be very intimidating and scary.
As part of their recovery plan, many people engage in post-operative physical therapy sessions, which are undeniably beneficial to the healing process. However, the completion of the pre-surgical recovery plan also has many advantages!
Fortunately, at Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine we can help you put your mind at ease. Call us today at (910) 238-2259 to learn more about how you can benefit from pre-surgical physical therapy!
Get the most out of your surgery by participating in PT from the start
It's no secret that planning for an operation can make you feel nervous, but it might be possible for you to have some peace of mind with a pre-hab program. Pre-surgical rehabilitation has been known to benefit many surgical patients.
Starting a pre-hab program means that you will be able to establish a positive training routine that you will already be used to before your surgery, and that you can also partake in during recovery for a better outcome.
When you are as strong, flexible, and healthy as you can be after surgery, you will be able to regain normal function much more quickly. By consulting with one of our Jacksonville, NC physical therapists, you can find out what treatment plan is best for you to achieve optimum results.
Pre-hab really works - here’s how
Surgery can take a debilitating toll on the body, so it is usually done only when no other alternatives are available.
Participation in pre-surgical exercise therapy will significantly improve your postoperative outcomes and decrease your recovery time, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Pre-hab seeks to enhance your range of motion and movement patterns with exercises that you can do both before and after surgery.
As the body prepares for surgery, pre-hab also helps to increase strength and facilitate pain relief before surgery. By fostering an overall sense of well-being, you can also plan mentally, knowing you are doing everything you can to prepare for the best results.
In general, pre-surgical physical therapy can help you improve your physical health and promote overall well-being.
6 reasons why you should begin PT before surgery
1. Decreasing the risk of complications
Physical therapy methods (especially those that include exercise programs) may help improve your strength and endurance. As a result, this will improve your overall immunity, which ensures that the risk of infection will be much less likely after surgery.
2. Improving stamina
Whatever surgery a person has to undergo, following their operation, they almost always experience a loss of strength and control over their bodies and energy levels. However, by increasing a person’s flexibility before the operation, pre-hab will assist in minimizing how much power is lost. Before surgery, engaging in physical exercise will increase the overall endurance and make the surgery much easier.
3. Improving overall outcome of surgery
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that pre-hab can improve the overall outcomes of surgery, and can even help in saving money if everything goes smoothly. The stronger you are before the surgery, the more likely the surgery will be successful.
4. Reducing recovery time
Having strong and toned muscles before surgery helps you get back to your regular routine much quicker. Your recovery should go much smoother than it would without physical therapy treatment if you choose to complete a pre-hab program before your surgery.
5. Relieving pain from the start.
No matter what your surgery might be for, through pre-hab, our physical therapist may help reduce your existing discomfort, as well as decrease the chances of you being in serious pain after your operation. A variety of techniques, like exercise, massage, or ice and heat treatments, may be utilized to help ease or eliminate your pain.
6. Possibly avoiding surgery altogether
You read that right! There is a chance that your pre-hab treatments work so well in improving your pain and overall condition, that it may be possible to avoid surgery altogether.
Some patients found that their pre-surgical therapy treatments did wonders, and were sufficient enough in reducing their pain that they canceled their procedure. If your condition begins to improve considerably after starting physical therapy, you'll want to consult with your physician regarding future treatment options and the possibility of avoiding surgery!
Ready to get started?
At our Jacksonville, NC physical therapy practice, we are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment options available.
It is important to get started as soon as possible for the best results. If you're planning to have surgery soon, please contact one of our qualified team members today.
Schedule an appointment with Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine today to prepare for an easier procedure and recovery period.