Rehabilitative Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can give you the rehabilitative boost you need to return to normal function after surgery, injury, cast removal, serious illness, or extended hospitalization.
Usually, recovery following surgery isn’t instant. Often the operated part needs some rehabilitation, and sometimes the rest of the body needs encouragement to get back to normal. Physical rehabilitation leads patients to more rapid recovery by relieving pain and restoring their body’s range of motion, stability, strength, coordination, and stamina.
Physical therapy is frequently needed after a serious injury or surgery on the neck or back, hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, hand, foot, or ankle to facilitate a fast recovery. Physical therapy can start anytime after surgery, from a few hours to a few days to a few weeks, depending on specific situational requirements related to projected healing rates of various parts of the body.
What Post-Operative Conditions are Treated with Physical Rehabilitation?
Physical therapy can help speed the healing process after many surgeries, such as:
- Knee Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- Shoulder Replacement
- Other Joint Replacement
- Tendon Repair
- Joint Reconstruction
- Ligament Repair
- Spinal Surgery
- Joint Fusion
- Joint Debridement(Clean Out)
- Nerve Decompression
- Vascular Surgery
- Any surgery which results in limited temporary function of the body or its parts
How Physical Therapy Can Help the Entire Body
Physical therapy is a great option following the removal of a cast or splint after prolonged immobilization due to a fracture or severe sprain/strain or tear. The newly freed body part is usually painful, stiff, weak, and often practically non-functional. If you find yourself in a situation like this, ask your doctor to send you to Bayside Physical Therapy for prompt intervention. Physical therapy speeds up the process of getting back to normal!
If you have had a severe illness or an extended hospitalization, you may be experiencing debilitating effects from that. Simple actions like getting out of bed or moving across the room may seem like monumental tasks if your strength has diminished or if your muscular endurance and stamina have been impacted. A progressive but gradual physical therapy approach brings you back to normal function on a gradient basis so that it is not overwhelmingly exhausting during the process.
Here at Bayside Physical Therapy, we use physical therapy strategies and approaches to help patients improve their range of motion, decrease pain, and restore their function and mobility. We monitor and guide you through the recovery to help you get better fast, without pushing you beyond your tolerance.
Regardless of your body problem, physical therapy can:
- Relieve Pain and Stiffness
- Restore Walking Skills (if needed)
- Help you Regain Confidence in Moving Yourself Around
- Help You Regain Abilities to Move Objects
- Restore Strength and Mobility
- Restore Balance and Physical Ability
- Restore Coordination, Muscular Endurance, and Stamina